MSU Denver

The Additional Emergency Relief Grant is a supplemental application-based grant that allows students with immediate and acute needs to request financial assistance.

The Student Care Center has partnered with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships on the Additional Emergency Relief Grant. 

The Federal Government has passed legislation which provides funding for institutions of higher education to distribute money directly to students who have experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. MSU Denver has two methods to distribute funds. Most of the funding made available to our students is being disbursed directly to students through an Impact Grant based upon eligibility determined by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Students will be contacted directly by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships regarding their eligibility for a direct disbursement.

The second method through which funds are being awarded is an Additional Emergency Relief Grant. While applying for the Additional Emergency Relief Grant, students will also able to receive information from the Student Care Center to receive additional resources. This means that in addition to requesting emergency grants, students can also indicate they are in need of supplemental support including, but not limited to: assistance securing housing; addressing food insecurity; assistance with public benefit applications, including those for unemployment benefits, SNAP and Medicaid; establishing connections with the MSU Denver Counseling Center, Auraria Health Center, and/or the Phoenix Center at Auraria; and many more of the services MSU Denver is proud to provide to our students and campus community.

Funds will be distributed to students through an application process as funds last.

**Due to high volume, the application has been closed effective 12/13/21 at 5 PM. If you have applied, please be patient as our staff works to process the application.

To qualify for an Additional COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant:

  • Through December 17, 2021, students must be enrolled in at least one course for the fall 2021 semester. After December 17, 2021 students will need to be enrolled in at least one course for the spring 2022 semester.
  • Students must respond to a few brief questions, including the amount requested and any challenges you might be facing as a result of COVID-19.
  • Grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 automatically or on a case by case basis if the amount exceeds $1,000. The total award is limited to $2,000.

If a student is awarded the Additional Emergency Relief Grant the funds can be issued via direct reimbursement. All students are welcome to apply for this grant and the Student Care Center and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will work together with students to assist with their needs.

The application is closed. We appreciate applicants' patience as we process submitted applications.