Louisiana State University Eunice signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act) to the Department of Education, and received $2,060,199. Per the agreement, at least 50 percent ($1,030,100) was/will be used exclusively for the purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The University has finalized and initiated the process, according to federal guidelines, for administering CARES Act grants to students. Specific details regarding the process and eligibility criteria are provided by disbursement date below.
At the time of this disbursement, according to the U.S. Department of Education, in order to be eligible, students must have met the requirements of Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended:
The requirements listed above were verified through the federal financial aid application process; therefore, the University required all students who wished to be considered for a CARES Act Grant to have submitted a 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 6, 2020. In addition to the above requirements, the student must have been enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours (half-time) for Spring 2020. Ineligible
According to the Department of Education, students who fit the following criteria were not eligible to receive the CARES Act grant:
Every student who met the above criteria will receive a CARES Act grant. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be repaid.
CARES Act grants totaling $696,200.00 were awarded to 1,332 eligible students based on registered hours as of March 13, 2020, and according to the following schedule:
The following requirements were used to identify eligible students:
The requirements listed above were verified through the federal financial aid application process and/or university admissions records.
Students who fit the following criteria were determined to be ineligible to receive the CARES Act grant:
CARES Act grants totaling $330,980.00 were awarded to 1,273 eligible students based on registered hours as of November 12, 2020. Each individual award was in the amount of $260.00. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be repaid.
Awards will be posted to students' University accounts and then disbursed directly to the student by means of check delivered via U.S. Postal Service to the current mailing address.
Updates regarding CARES Act disbursements will be posted on this web page.
If you have any questions regarding CARES Act Grant eligibility or the disbursement process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .