Apr 30, 2020

Panhandle State Communications

OPSU Update on COVID-19—April 30, 2020

Statement from Dr. Tim Faltyn, President of Oklahoma Panhandle State University

We are excited to announce that the applications for the Panhandle State CARES Student Aid Grants are now available. Even though not all of our students who need assistance will be eligible per the U. S. Department of Education guidelines, we are so thankful for the funds to help as many students as we can.

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 and guidelines 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 per U.S. Department of Education policy.

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.


OPSU students should complete the short application form at my.opsu.edu to be considered for the emergency financial aid. Students will need their student ID number to apply.

If you are eligible to, but have not completed your FAFSA, you can do so at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

Please contact the OPSU Financial Aid Office at financial.aid@opsu.edu 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 sjgreen@opsu.edu or call 580.349.1558

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