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USD has received additional student emergency grant funding through the American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) allocation. USD is distributing the funding among all eligible students to assist with educational costs and other financial challenges related to Covid-19.  Each eligible USD student will receive $2,000 in the Fall 2021 semester and at least $1,250 in the Spring 2022 semester.


Students eligible for an emergency grant will be notified via their USD e-mail and the funds will be applied to students’ accounts through SDePay.  These emergency grant funds will not be applied to any outstanding balances. It is important to note that these federal aid grants for students are intended for any component of the cost of college attendance — or for emergency costs that arise due to COVID-19 — such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

University of South Dakota ARP Report as of 10-10-21

University of South Dakota ARP Report as of 01-10-22