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WVU announces additional emergency financial assistance for students for spring, waives Online Learning Student Support fee for summer

West Virginia University is expected to receive $20.2 million from the federal stimulus package enacted to provide significant relief to higher education.

Funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act will be received in two equal installments. The WVU Board of Governors was briefed on the package during a special meeting Friday.

The first installment of approximately $10 million will be used to provide emergency assistance to help students with financial need stemming from COVID-19-related disruption of campus operations, including cost of attendance expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare. 

As a result of this funding, the University is announcing a program that will disburse direct cash grants to students following Department of Education guidance. For more information, see the full announcement on WVU Today or Refund FAQs