LU Cares Emergency Grant
About the Grant
The LU CARES Emergency Grant has been created to help degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students who are adversely affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These funds are provided through the recently passed federal government CARES Act. As outlined in the CARES Act, funds can be used as emergency support for expenses such as housing, food, travel, technology, tuition and fees for students enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester who are unable to meet the unexpected financial burdens resulting from policies enacted to help stop the spread of the novel (new) coronavirus.
Please Note: The CARES Act stipulates only students currently enrolled in face-to-face courses are eligible to receive these funds. If you were enrolled in an online program of study, you are not eligible for these funds. If you were enrolled in a combination of face-to-face and online courses OR all face-to-face courses prior to the pandemic declaration, you are eligible to apply for funding.
How to Apply
Awards are granted on a first come, first served basis! The application process will remain open until all funds have been exhausted. If you need financial assistance as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may request assistance from the LU CARES Emergency Grant by completing the application HERE. Once your application is submitted:
- The Office of Student Financial Services will confirm your information has been successfully received
- Your application will be reviewed and processed within 10 business days of receipt
- If approved, the award is granted, you will receive an award notification to view your updated award letter in the NEW Financial Aid Self-Service through the Blue Tiger Portal
- Refunds are issued per the University refund schedule, the University refunds every two weeks. The next refund date is May 6, 2020.
To expedite your payment we encourage students to enroll in direct deposit. To enroll or validate your direct deposit information please log into Self-Service through the Blue Tiger Portal and select Banking Information.
*Disclaimer for students with unpaid student accounts*: Receipt of a payment through the LU Cares Emergency Grant does not eliminate any current student debt owed to the University. If you would like to make a payment towards an outstanding balance, please log into the Blue Tiger Portal, select Student Finance and Make a Payment. You may also contact the Cashiers Office at 573-681-5085. A representative will make contact with you to receive your payment.