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OSU-CHS received $72,067 in CARES Act- Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds that were provided directly to students who were impacted by the disruption of campus and courses being moved to online. We were able to provide funds to each student who completed an application stating they experienced an expense related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds were awarded to 209 students who were Title IV eligible (FAFSA filers) and the awards totalled $341.75 per student.  


Additional funds were provided to those students who stated they had exceptional expenses. All funds have been expended to students.



OSU-CHS received $72,067 in HEERF II funds that were provided to students impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Impacted students were required to complete an application so that the needs of the students could be determined and distributed based on those most impacted. The funds were distributed to 204 students and the amounts ranged from $69.16 to $512.



OSU-CHS distributed $131,600 to 566 students for the fall of 2021. The funds to students were prioritized by need and EFC range.


Students with a 0 EFC=$300

Students with an EFC of 1-5000= $200

Students with an EFC above 5000= $150

Students who did not file a FAFSA= $100


Students who have exceptional need will be considered for additional funds for the remaining $56,937. Students were contacted directly via postcards and instructed to contact the financial aid office for additional details and requirements. The remaining funds will be provided to students for:


  • Any component of the student’s cost of attendance (COA); or
  • Emergency costs that arise due to Coronavirus, such as but not limited to tuition, food, housing, health care, mental health care, or child care.



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