COVID-19 Student Assistance Fund
As of May 28, 2020, no more applications will be accepted. If more funding becomes available, the application will be reopened.
The COVID-19 Student Assistance Fund provides
limited financial support for students experiencing a coronavirus-related
financial hardship to cover expenses such as technology resources,
out-of-pocket medical bills, and other living expenses or basic needs. The COVID-19 Student Assistance Fund is meant to supplement the CARES Student Emergency Fund since GSU cannot award CARES Act funds to undocumented / DACA students, students who were enrolled in entirely online programs before March 13, international students, and students that have not filed a FAFSA for the 19-20 academic year. If you are eligible for the CARES Student Emergency Fund, please apply for that fund.
Distributed funds depend upon the individual
situation of each student and the demonstrated need. Not all requests for funds
will be approved and awards may differ from the requested amount. Funds are
awarded once and do not need to be repaid.
- Degree-seeking students
who are enrolled in courses during the semester in which the funds are being
requested, including those who have not previously received financial aid.
- Students must provide sufficient
documentation of financial hardship.
Examples of Covered Expenses
- Course materials;
- Technology resources;
- Healthcare or
out-of-pocket medical expenses;
(rent/mortgage, utilities); and
To apply, submit the online application and upload available supporting documentation. You will need to
log into the application using your GSU username and password.
Requests will be reviewed on a first come, first
served basis by a committee comprised of representatives from each of the
following offices: Institutional Advancement, Financial Aid, Financial
Services, Student Affairs. Other offices or departments may be consulted as
If you have questions or need assistance, please
email email@example.com or call 708.235.2845, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.