Students Receiving Financial Assistance
Cal State San Marcos will begin distributing money to students this week from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed into law last month.
CSUSM received $7.9 million through the CARES Act on May 1 to assist students struggling financially during the COVID-19 crisis. Students who are automatically being awarded money from the CARES Act were notified by email on May 4, and funds will start being distributed on May 6, either through a direct deposit into the student’s bank account or by a check mailed to their home address.
The government established eligibility requirements related to CARES Act funds, and university leadership collaborated with student leaders from ASI to determine CSUSM’s process and allocation for distributing this aid.
Students who are eligible for CARES Act money but don’t qualify for an automatic award can submit an application through their MyCSUSM account. Details regarding eligibility and awards are available on CSUSM’s CARES Act Funding webpage.
CSUSM is also providing assistance for students who aren’t eligible for the CARES Act through the Student Relief Fund, which is funded through the generosity of university donors. Any CSUSM student is eligible to apply for consideration of these funds. Applications are available through each student’s MyCSUSM account.
In addition to the Student Relief Fund, all CSUSM students are eligible to apply for the ASI Student Emergency Fund, which provides assistance to currently enrolled students who encounter an unexpected financial emergency or catastrophic event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to these funds.
Eric Breier, Public Affairs Specialist
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