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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.


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.

Students not otherwise financially eligible may apply for grants up to $500 based on demonstrated extraordinary need.  The application can be found at: American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) Application

American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) Application