Notice to Students

Stimulus Payments to Students
These are unprecedented and challenging times for the University and our students. We know you find yourselves grappling with issues you never imagined, and we want to assure you that the University is here to support you and provide the resources and flexibilities you need to continue your education. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, allocates an amount to institutions of higher learning in order to provide emergency assistance to its students. Central State University has received this federal emergency financial aid and will be disbursing funds to eligible students enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester. This stimulus payment will be disbursed to students to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. What does this mean for CSU students? The below Frequently Asked Questions have been created to address the most common questions related to this disbursement.

Are any students excluded from the stimulus payment?
Stimulus funds are only available for U.S. citizens. Any student that is not a U.S. citizen or that has withdrawn or been suspended before March 23, 2020 will not be disbursed stimulus funds. In addition, Union Plus or 100% online students will also not be included in the disbursement of the CARES Act funds as they incurred no significant educational disruptions.

When will the funds be available?
The funds will be requested from the Department of Education as soon as available and is expected to be disbursed to students by early May.

How will students be paid?
Students will be paid via Direct Deposit to the account they have selected.

What if I do not have direct deposit set up?
Stimulus payments will be processed and disbursed in the same manner as a typical refund. If you do not have a direct deposit account setup through Nelnet/TMS use the following instructions to complete. All accounts need to be setup no later than April 29, 2020 to receive the stimulus payment.

Log on to Nelnet/TMS -

1. Select Refund
2. Select Refund Payment Method –– Direct Deposit, or Check
3. Submit