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Panhandle State CARES Student Aid Grants

We understand that the disruption to daily life caused by COVID-19 includes financial hardships for many in the Aggie Family. With federal funding now available by the CARES Act, OPSU is able to provide some financial assistance to our students who have been economically impacted by this global pandemic.


Panhandle State CARES Student Aid Grant eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Students must be eligible to receive Title IV funding as set forth by the Higher Education Act, as amended, in order to be considered for this grant in accordance with Department of Education requirements.

To be eligible for Aggie CARES Grant you must be a degree student registered for at least one "in person" class in the Spring 2020 semester. Students concurrently enrolled are not eligible for the CARES Grant.

Grant Awards

Students who apply and meet all U.S. Department of Education requirements will be awarded a one-time grant in the following amounts:

Full Time Students: $675

Part Time Students: $375

Full Time and Part Time status are determined in accordance with Title IV regulations as set forth by the Higher Education Act. Disbursement will be credited to the student’s bursar account. The Office of Bursar will issue grant awards by direct deposit or paper check..


Please complete the short application form at to be considered for emergency financial aid. Students will need their student ID number to apply.

View Access Instructions

If you are eligible to, but have not completed your FAFSA, you can do so at

Please contact the OPSU Financial Aid Office at if you need assistance or call 580-349-1580.

Immediate Assistance

For immediate needs, such as the access to the food pantry or counseling, contact the Academic Resource Center at or call 580-349-1558.