May 11, 2020: Eligibility Criteria for Student Relief Funding (Updated)

Cameron University has received federal funds to support students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

These funds are available to be disbursed as grants to eligible students who meet certain criteria. The grants, which do not have to be repaid, are intended to provide funds for students to cover unforeseen expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, including (but not limited to) food, housing, healthcare, and course-related materials or services, such as technology.

For CU students to be eligible, they must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a US citizen or an eligible noncitizen, and have a valid Social Security number
  2. Be registered with Selective Service, if required
  3. Been enrolled in at least one Cameron University course on March 13, 2020

Concurrently enrolled high school students, Cameron University employee tuition waiver program participants, and students with a declared major in a 100-percent online program and only enrolled in online classes are not eligible to receive grants under this program.

Grant amounts for students meeting this criteria are $650 for full-time status and $325 for part-time status based upon enrolled hours on March 13, 2020. Full-time status is at least 12 hours for undergraduate students and at least 9 credit hours for graduate students. Courses withdrawn from or completed prior to this date and audited courses will not be used in the calculation. For example, a student who was enrolled in 12 credit hours for spring and completed 3 credit hours in the first 8 weeks would be considered part-time on March 13.

To receive grants, students must submit an application certifying they meet all eligibility requirements. The application may be found by logging into AggieAccess and clicking on “CU CARES Application” under the “My Info” tab.

Beginning May 14, 2020, grants will be disbursed via the university’s partner, BankMobile, on a weekly basis to eligible students who have completed the application. Students who have not already done so should select a disbursement preference by logging into their BankMobile accounts at www.refundselection.com.

Cameron students who have questions about the application or need assistance accessing their BankMobile accounts should contact the One Stop at 580.581.2393 or 580.581.2219. 

To learn more about how Cameron University is distributing CARES Act funds to students, please click here.