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$1.2M available from federal CRRSAA fund to assist Delta State students

By March 1, 2021Students

CLEVELAND, Miss.— Students at Delta State University now have the opportunity to receive a new federal grant designed to provide additional emergency assistance during the pandemic.

As part of the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), Delta State University has received $1,262,219 to provide emergency grant aid to qualifying students. The money will be given directly to the student or can be applied to the student’s university account balance, if indicated.

“This is great opportunity available to Delta State students to ensure they have the financial assistance they need as they continue to matriculate during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Megan Smith, director of the Office of Financial Assistance. “I encourage all students who qualify to apply.”

The grants are available to all current DSU students who are a U.S. citizen and enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Award amounts, which range from $300 to $750, will be distributed based on financial need as indicated by the student’s Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).

On March 1, eligible DSU students will receive an application link to their Okramail e-mail address.  The application will remain accessible through March 15.

Awarded grant funds will not need to be repaid and will not affect a student’s eligibility for future federal financial aid.

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For questions, contact Dr. Megan Smith, director of the Office of Financial Assistance at