WVU awards emergency grants to students for spring, announces CARES Act Emergency Grants for summer
West Virginia University has awarded $6.72 million in emergency grants to students from funds provided through the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.
8,003 students that met the eligibility criteria required by the U.S. Department of Education were awarded emergency grants of $750 for the Spring 2020 semester to assist with need due to COVID-19’s disruption to campus. Qualifying students who are also eligible for the Pell Grant received $1,000 for the Spring 2020 semester.
The University received $20.2 million from the federal stimulus package enacted to provide significant relief to higher education. Approximately $10 million is designated to provide direct emergency assistance to 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.
In order to continue supporting students in these uncertain times, West Virginia University will distribute CARES Act Emergency Grants to eligible students who are attending Summer 2020 courses. Like the process implemented for CARES Act Emergency Grants in the spring, students will need to submit an application to be considered for a grant this summer.
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