MSU says students can apply for coronavirus relief

Campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi.

The money from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act goes directly to students impacted by the pandemic.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021 2:13 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mississippi State University students can now apply for coronavirus relief. 

The university says $8.9 million in federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act funding will go directly support students.

The money will help students with exceptional financial need or emergency costs due to the ongoing pandemic.

These costs can include tuition, food, housing, healthcare and childcare.

The deadline to apply is March 21, at which point MSU officials will review applications and begin working to distribute funds to students as quickly as possible.

Instructions for completing the three-question online application will be sent to eligible students via email and text messages.

Students must certify that they have experienced financial need and/or have emergency costs due to the pandemic and also certify they are a U.S. citizen.

All students enrolled at MSU for spring 2021 are eligible to receive funding, except for students who have fully withdrawn from the university, those who are not U.S. citizens, or students who are only enrolled in non-degree or continuing education programs.

The amount of funds distributed will vary by student, with awards being made until the money runs out.

Students receive the funds via direct deposit, paper checks or choose to apply the funds to their student account to cover any outstanding balance.

Students with COVID-19 related financial concerns may also be assisted by the Student Relief Fund.

For information about the Student Relief Fund and how to make a request, please contact the Dean of Students office at dos@msstate.edu.

For questions about CRRSA fund eligibility and applications, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at financialaid@msstate.edu or 662-325-2450.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 497790

Reported Deaths: 9917
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34102530
DeSoto31839398
Hinds31837622
Jackson24314377
Rankin21881388
Lee15427234
Madison14525279
Jones13772241
Forrest13412250
Lauderdale11937314
Lowndes10934185
Lamar10470135
Pearl River9431237
Lafayette8454138
Hancock7697126
Washington7365156
Oktibbeha7111129
Monroe6727174
Warren6642176
Pontotoc6609101
Neshoba6606205
Panola6460131
Marshall6386132
Bolivar6266145
Union596094
Pike5784152
Alcorn5633101
Lincoln5417134
George491879
Scott470998
Tippah465381
Prentiss464181
Leflore4627143
Itawamba4596104
Adams4570119
Tate4546109
Copiah445191
Simpson4421116
Wayne438572
Yazoo438586
Covington427394
Marion4216107
Sunflower4215104
Coahoma4115104
Leake407787
Newton380879
Grenada3692108
Stone358464
Tishomingo356391
Attala330289
Jasper328265
Winston313191
Clay306375
Chickasaw296767
Clarke290694
Calhoun277945
Holmes266987
Smith262550
Yalobusha232647
Tallahatchie225251
Walthall217763
Greene215548
Lawrence211140
Perry204755
Amite203954
Webster201645
Noxubee185340
Montgomery179056
Jefferson Davis170642
Carroll167438
Tunica158639
Benton147438
Kemper141241
Choctaw133026
Claiborne131237
Humphreys129038
Franklin119128
Quitman106227
Wilkinson104539
Jefferson94234
Sharkey64020
Issaquena1937
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 812694

Reported Deaths: 15142
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1139601904
Mobile721751321
Madison51923685
Shelby37240339
Baldwin37044538
Tuscaloosa34902599
Montgomery33919719
Lee23122240
Calhoun22125469
Morgan20620370
Etowah19739496
Marshall18238298
Houston17288405
St. Clair15897337
Cullman15297290
Limestone15178198
Elmore15038284
Lauderdale14125294
Talladega13692271
DeKalb12554258
Walker11069364
Blount10081174
Autauga9883146
Jackson9776177
Coffee9176188
Dale8856180
Colbert8781200
Tallapoosa7032195
Escambia6725127
Covington6672179
Chilton6580160
Russell624758
Franklin5927105
Chambers5558142
Marion4952126
Dallas4854199
Clarke472681
Pike4716105
Geneva4558126
Winston4461101
Lawrence4252117
Bibb421686
Barbour355374
Marengo333989
Monroe329962
Randolph324763
Butler323994
Pickens313581
Henry310565
Hale308787
Cherokee299457
Fayette290579
Washington250851
Cleburne245958
Crenshaw243375
Clay239767
Macon230662
Lamar215446
Conecuh185351
Coosa177738
Lowndes173161
Wilcox167038
Bullock151744
Perry138040
Sumter131138
Greene125544
Choctaw86627
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