As a result of the CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) Certification and Agreement that Colorado State University signed and submitted to the Department of Education in April, CSU was granted $8.8 million under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. At least 50 percent of the funds received from the CARES Act will be allocated directly to students in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
As of July 1st 2020, CSU has disbursed a total of $6,145,000 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 5,399 students. An estimated total of 17,056 students at CSU are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
Awards range from $500-$1,500 depending on demonstrated financial need provided in a student’s financial aid application. More details about how this program works at CSU and eligibility for funds is available below. For more information on the HEER, please visit the Department of Education’s CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund page.