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Missouri S&T – and the state of Missouri – needs your help by responding to the 2020 census. The count effects federal student loans, research grants, university funding, health and social services, and federal legislation. For every adult and every child that is not counted in the census, Missouri will lose $1,300 in federal dollars every year.
Students affected by university closures due to COVID-19 precautions should still be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census where they usually live while in school. Students who would typically live in a residence hall or Greek house do not need to take action. S&T staff will complete the Census reporting for those students. Students who typically live off campus are encouraged to complete the survey.
The U.S. Census Bureau mailed cards with PIN numbers to be used for filling out the census online – but you can also complete the census online without a PIN. Or, you can answer census questions by mail if you prefer.
The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years. The census covers the entire country and everyone living here. Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties, academia and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Individuals’ data are confidential and federal law protects census responses. Answers can only be used to produce statistics.
Learn more at 2020census.gov.