Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CARES Act

Are you a Louisiana Tech University student who needs financial assistance to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus for Fall Quarter 2020-2021?

Eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance (COA) include items such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. You may qualify for a federal CARES Act Grant, which provides emergency funding for college students.

Eligibility

Students who have financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic and who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants. If a student has filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then the student has demonstrated eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA. The criteria to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA include but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male); and a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting. Students who were enrolled exclusively in online programs prior to the COVID-19 national emergency are not eligible.  Additional eligibility requirements are determined by the University.

Process

Please submit the online application here.  Requests will be reviewed as soon as possible after submission. Awarding of funds is made on a case-by-case basis, and decisions are considered final. Students who do not meet the submission date will have their grant applications considered only if funding is available. There is a maximum amount awarded per student as a base amount.  A limited amount of funds are available.

Results or requests for additional information will be communicated via Louisiana Tech email.  The funds that are awarded will be posted on the student’s account and refunded in the form of a direct payment to the student. It is recommended that students set up direct deposit to their checking account so that funds will be readily accessible for needed expenses.

Instructions for Direct Deposit Authorization for Refunds:

If you have already signed up for electronic deposit, you are not required to update your authorization unless your banking information has changed. As always, it is important to review your direct deposit authorization on BOSS if you have recently changed your personal banking information.

  1. Logon to BOSS (boss.latech.edu) using your BOSS PIN
  2. Select “Electronic Deposit of Refunds/Student Payroll” option on the Personal Info menu
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the Electronic Deposit Authorization form
  4. You must provide the bank routing number and account number that are located on your check or deposit slip.
  5. If you have questions or need additional information on direct deposit, please email cashier@latech.edu.