Grizzly Persistence Aid

Emergency aid is available for Adams State students, designed to assist students in dealing with unforeseen financial emergencies that, if not quickly resolved, could cause students to drop out of school. Students pursuing a college degree are sometimes derailed by a temporary financial emergency, such as the loss of a job or an unexpected increase in rent, which may cause them to leave school without earning a credential. Not having the money to fill up the gas tank or replace a stolen bicycle can mean the difference between getting to class or dropping out.

Students typically request funds for housing followed by transportation, child care, and utilities with Emergency Aid grants up to $500 per student. The University believes that this will remove one more barrier to increasing persistence and graduation rates.

Adams State University is proud to offer these funds through the support of multiple partners:

  • CARES Act COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
  • Colorado COVID Relief Fund
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • Project Success Emergency Aid Program
  • Private donors

Grizzly Persistence Aid Application

After you submit your application, we will review it and will notify you of approval or denial within two business days of receiving.

Project Success Emergency Aid

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) for eligible students can help a student buy groceries at authorized retailers. SNAP has been expanded to help more students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Determine SNAP Eligibility Apply for SNAP Benefits

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who received a Pell Grant in the 2020-21 school year may be eligible.

Apply for Broadband Benefits