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COVID-19 Updates

Published on Tue 05/12/20

Please see also the University's official update page on the Coronavirus.

May 19, 2020 3:26 PM CDT - Emergency Aid Funds for Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). This fund provides emergency financial aid grants to be made directly to students to assist with disruptions to education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Funds from the CARES Act are available for students now. For details regarding who qualifies, how to apply, and current data as of Friday, May 15th, please visit

Please refer students to the following website for information and an application:

Scholarships & Financial Aid has contacted students who received funding and students who may qualify for funding.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 979-845-3236 or