CARES Act Emergency Grant
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27, 2020 created education stabilization funds available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). At least half of these funds must provide students with access to emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
Kansas State University's response to the CARES Act was the creation of the CARES Act Emergency Grant. The CARES Act directed universities to prioritize students with the greatest need and to provide quick economic relief to students who may have experienced additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations during the spring term due to COVID-19.
Students were required to meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Enrolled on/after March 13, 2020 attending in-person course(s) on the Manhattan, Polytechnic, and/or Olathe campuses
- A degree-seeking student (associates, bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree)
- Eligible to receive Title IV federal aid. This eligibility was evaluated through completion of the FAFSA.
- Experienced expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
At this time all CARES Act Emergency Grant Funding has been depleted.