FAQ: Financial Assistance

A: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and sent money to schools to use for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. Read more for eligibility, how to apply, and for the awards and disbursement process.

A: Along with millions of Americans, many of our MSU students and their families have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is essential to act quickly and apply for unemployment benefits to protect your financial future.

Due to challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Minot State University has restructured its Giving Day 2020 to focus on immediate student needs through the Student Emergency Fund.