CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Application

The CARES Act funding covers expenses related to the disruption of normal institution operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students must submit a TSU CARES Act Emergency Aid Application in the MyTSU portal – on the Student Front Page in the Announcements section once the student logs in to MyTSU. The application will be available beginning Monday, May 4.

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible students must:
  • Have a completed FAFSA on file.
  • Meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress requirement.
  • Have been enrolled as of March 11, 2020.
  • Be eligible to participate in Title IV aid programs for financial aid.
  • Be a degree-seeking, full-time or part-time student
  • Not be enrolled in a program that was offered solely online. 

Application Process:

  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Applications will be processed within 10-14 business days.
  • Questions about this application or emergency funds available can be directed to facustomer@tsu.edu.

CARES Act Disclosures

  1. TSU acknowledges that the institution signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    Texas Southern University has received $5,898,449.00 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

    Texas Southern University has distributed $4,525,400 in CARES Act grants as of October 30, 2020, which satisfies the 45 day Report guideline under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    Texas Southern University estimates 6,939 students are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    Under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, 5,324 students have received the CARES Emergency Financial Aid grant.

  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    The criteria used for determining student eligibility are found below in the FAQ: Who is eligible to receive the CARES Act Emergency Aid.

  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    Instructions, directions and guidance can be found in the instructions at the top of this page, as well as the FAQs below.

  8. Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report

 

CARES Act Student Emergency Funding FAQs

What is the CARES Act?  Open
Who is eligible to receive the CARES Act Emergency Aid?  Open
How do I apply for the CARES Act Emergency Aid?  Open
I have not applied for FAFSA. Is it too late?  Open
What kinds of expenses are covered with this funding?  Open
How much funding can I receive?  Open
What documentation or information is required on my application?  Open
How will funds be disbursed?  Open
How can I use the money?  Open
If I have a balance on my TSU account, will aid be applied toward my balance?  Open
What if I’m not eligible or don’t receive CARES Act funding?  Open