Cares Act Student Aid Reporting Updates

Reporting Update (09/29/20)

Grambling State University (GSU) provides Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – CARES Act Aid to students.

On April 10, 2020, GSU signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education. The University pledged to award at least 50 percent of the CARES Act funds received under Section 18004(a) (1) for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

As of May 4, 2020, GSU received $3,505,194 in CARES Act funds designated for distribution to students in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a) (1) of the CARES Act.

As of July 20 2020, GSU has distributed a total of $3,128,200 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Distribution dates and amounts are as follow:

Distributions Date  Distributed Amount  Semester/Term Total Student  Recipients
1. May 21, 2020 $ 2,650,200  Spring 2020 3,032
2. June 16, 2020 200,000  Spring 2020 235
3. June 22, 2020 156,400  Summer I 910
4. July 20, 2020 121,600  Summer II 755
Total $ 3,128,200 4,932

Eligible students to participate in the programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, are as follow:

Semester/Term   Eligible Students
To Participate
Spring 2020 3,791
Summer I 1,242
Summer II 1,042

Method(s) used to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act are outlined below.

GSU will continue to distribute the remaining Emergency Financial Aid Grant funds to eligible students who had COVID-19 related expenses, until all funds depleted.

Additional resources for instructions, directions, media releases or guidance provided by GSU to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants CARES Act are as follow:

Media Releases