Emergency Aid

Emergency Aid grant funds provide financial assistance for students who are facing unforeseen financial emergencies and catastrophic events that may disrupt their education. Emergency grants are not intended to pay for monthly or regular expenses or be a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding. Students may only receive emergency funding once per semester if approved for aid.

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CARES Act Emergency Aid

Notice: Federal CARES Act funding is not a part of the CARE Dept (Campus Alliance for Resource Education). We are not accepting applications for CARES Act Emergency Aid. Eligible students will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office. 

CARES Act Compliance

Winter Weather Disaster Help


Following the winter storm in February 2021, the President has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance in 77 counties and for Public Assistance (Emergency Protective Measures Only) in all 254 counties.

The following counties were approved for Individual Assistance:
Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Lavaca, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Maverick, McLennan, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Polk, Rockwall, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Scurry, Shelby, Smith, Stephens, Tarrant, Travis, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton, Wichita, Williamson, Wilson, and Wise Counties.

Individuals and business owners in counties included in the President’s declaration who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585.

If you received damages from the Texas winter storms and have insurance - file a claim. When you apply for FEMA disaster assistance, you will also need to provide your claim information. The Texas Department of Insurance can provide contact information for insurance companies and answer questions about how to file a claim. Call 800-252-3439 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. Survivors can also view insurance company contact information online.

Survivors who have underinsured or uninsured losses in the 77 counties approved for assistance may apply online 7 or by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).

The quickest way to apply for disaster assistance is online. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in Texas may apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed by dialing 2-1-1. Local resources and volunteers may be able to assist with needs not covered by insurance. Visit Texas 211 for a list of resources searchable by zip code or call 2-1-1

Examples of emergencies:

  • Significant uncovered medical expenses related to self or child.
  • Loss of housing due or income due to unforeseen circumstances.  
  • Homelessness
  • Inadequate food supply
  • Danger of having necessary utilities disrupted or cutoff (electricity, water, etc.)

Emergency Resources



Tarrant County


Page last updated 4:18 PM, May 12, 2021