For Ohio: Ohio State Rolls Out Emergency Grants Program For COVID-19 Relief

By Kevin Harrish on April 21, 2020 at 4:05 pm
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We're living in uncertain times during the COVID-19 outbreak, but Ohio is gonna get through it together – and have some fun along the way.

Everybody's hurting from this crisis, and Ohio State students certainly are no exception.

Many Buckeyes are facing financial issues they simply cannot meet including housing concerns, losses of income, food insecurity, travel expenses, and a lack of access to resources needed for online education.

Ohio State has set up a grants program to help.

The Together As Buckeyes emergency grants program, funded primarily by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is available to all students — undergraduate, graduate and professional — through the Student Financial Aid office. The size of these grants will vary based on each student’s circumstances.


“This program will assist students who are having difficulty with living expenses or facing other unexpected financial challenges related to the disruption of campus operations due to this pandemic,” said President Michael V. Drake in an email to students.

If a student needs assistance, all they need to do is complete a one-page Emergency Request form and provide any supporting documentation, then the financial aid office will determine eligibility.

Times are tough. Don't be shy to ask for help when you need it, and be quick to give help if you can offer it. We're all in this together.

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