Funding Assistance for students impacted by COVID-19

Bobcat Cares COVID-19 Relief Funding

Bobcat Cares

Bobcat Cares is intended to assist students with emergency costs that arose due to the coronavirus or any component of their cost of attendance.

 

Applications open through February 1, 2022

 

Bobcat Cares grants are available. Applications are open January 18 – February 1, 2022. Texas State is distributing $6.5 million in federally-funded emergency assistance for the spring 2022 semester.

To be considered for this grant, you must apply. For eligibility criteria and other important information about the application process, please read the FAQs below.

Awards will be prioritized to those who have not yet previously received a Bobcat Cares Emergency Grant as well as financial need. Students will be notified within two weeks of the application closing whether they will receive an emergency grant.

Texas State is committed to helping Bobcats deal with the financial insecurity the pandemic has caused.


Bobcat Cares COVID-19 Relief Grants

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be enrolled for the spring 2022 semester.

How many grants will be awarded and for how much?

Awards are not guaranteed to all eligible students. The number of recipients will depend on the number of applicants, prioritization given to those who have not yet previously received a Bobcat Cares Emergency Grant, prioritization based on financial need (as demonstrated by the 2021-2022 FAFSA), and the availability of funds.

When will the application open and close? 

The Bobcat Cares Emergency Grant Program application is available for spring 2022 from January 18 – February 1, 2022.

How do I apply?

When the application is available, you can apply by completing the Bobcat Cares Emergency Grant Program application via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS). If you have not already completed a General Application on BOSS, you will need to do so before proceeding to and submitting the Bobcat Cares Emergency Grant Program application.

Can I apply for these funds as an international or undocumented student?

Yes, as long as you meet the below eligibility requirement.

  • Be enrolled for the spring 2022 semester.

What costs can be covered by these emergency grants?

This emergency grant is funded through the federal CRRSAA and ARPA acts and is intended to assist students with the below costs.

  • Any component of your cost of attendance (e.g., tuition, fees, housing, food, books, supplies, and travel expenses to and from campus).
  • Emergency costs that arose due to coronavirus such as, but not limited to, tuition, food, housing, health care, mental health care, or childcare.

When will grants be awarded?

The review of applications will begin once the application closes. The evaluation, prioritization, awarding and disbursement period is expected to take two weeks.

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Applications open until February 1, 2022.

To share how these funds are being distributed, we've created a resource with key statistics. See how Bobcat Cares funds are being distributed.