Dear OSU Undergraduate and Graduate Students,


I am writing to share important news that the university has received additional federal assistance funding for students through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which authorized funds for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III. These funds may be used for any component of your cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as tuition, food, housing, and health care, including mental health care or childcare. OSU will prioritize providing federal assistance to students with exceptional need.


To learn more about this program and apply for federal assistance, please visit OSU’s Emergency Funding webpage and apply using the emergency funding request. Note that there are very few eligibility requirements associated with ARP assistance.


We also share good news that eligibility for ARP funding has been broadened. In this round of emergency aid, all degree and certificate seeking OSU students, including Ecampus students, Cascades students, international students, DACA students and undocumented students are eligible to receive funding.


Please know that during this time of uncertainty, we are here for you, remain committed to your well-being, and are doing all we can to assist you. As we recover from the pandemic, contributing to your continued wellness and progress toward attainment of your educational goals are our top priorities.


I hope you and your friends and families are well.




Edward Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President



Send Date: 
Monday, July 12, 2021