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Chico State To Distribute COVID-19 Relief Funds To Students In April

Chico State

California State University, Chico announced this week that it has received a substantial covid relief grant from the federal government and $10 million from the grant will be directed to enrolled students as emergency financial aid. 


International and undocumented students don’t qualify under the federalprogram, but university officials saythey will be offered direct payments from other funds. 

Chico State spokesperson Sean Murphy says students do not need to submit an application or demonstrate financial need to receive aid.


The dollar amount of these grants hasn’t yet been determined.  Murphy says that decision will be made in a couple of weeks and disbursements will begin to go out soon after.


“Next month, Chico State will begin processing direct relief payments directly into their bank account as long as the bank accounts are on file,” he said.  “The university does recommend that students visit the Student Center to review their address information and to sign-up for the e-refund which is the direct deposit.”


The funds were provided under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act approved by Congress in December 2020.