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SDSU to award more than $3 million in CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students

South Dakota State University will provide more than $3 million to its students as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The money can be distributed to students to use on expenses related to the disruption of campus due to COVID-19 including course materials, technology, food, housing, health care and child care.

To qualify, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Been enrolled as a degree-seeking student on March 27. Students who were enrolled less than half time may receive reduced awards;
  • Must be eligible for Title IV aid;
  • Have not been enrolled in all online courses for the 2020 spring semester; and
  • Have expenses that resulted from the disruption of campus related to COVID-19.

Eligible students will receive a link to an electronic application this week. Awards will be distributed up to $600 per student and it is anticipated more than 6,000 students are eligible for CARES Act funding.