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Fall CARES application is NOW OPEN! An email will be sent to eligible students with application link. You must have a completed FAFSA to qualify.

*ONLY Title IV eligible students (see below for information about Title IV eligibility and requirements) will be notified via their Dusty email on the process to apply for CARES Funding. Students are responsible to check their Dusty email to ensure timely application submission. If you experience difficulty accessing your Dusty email, please call OIT at 956.326.2310.

A complete CARES application must include supporting documentation for the hardship(s) they are seeking funding assistance and meet all eligibility requirements, will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and upon funding availability. Application will not be considered complete if you did not provide supporting documentation. Must be registered for Fall (attendance and course(s) payment will be confirmed).


CARES ACT grant 

 

Texas A&M International University serves a broad community of students in Laredo and South Texas with unique needs as a result of the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. In order to meet the needs of TAMIU students and their families who have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU will award $5.1 million in emergency grants to assist students as part of its TAMIU CARES Program.  Of this, 92%, or $4,750,878, are federal funds while the remaining 8%, or $394,000, is from non-governmental sources.  These allocations are designed to provide grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The CARES funds will be used to address financial hardship, including housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies (including technology).

TAMIU students can apply for grants of up to $1,500. Funds from the CARE Act Grant are not considered Estimated Financial Aid

If you have questions about CARES Act Grant, please email tamiucares@tamiu.edu.

  • Food insecurity
  • On-campus housing (RLC or UV)
  • Off-campus housing (rental, mortgage, etc.)
  • Urgent medical expenses (dental, counseling, etc.)
  • School expenses (tuition & fees, books, etc.)
  • Technology (software, laptop, etc.)
  • Utility bills (Internet, water, light, cellophane, etc.)
  • Transportation (vehicle repair, car insurance, airfare, etc.)
  • Other (daycare, etc.)
  • Enrolled students in the semester in which you are applying (separate applications will be available later for fall semester)
  • Must have completed the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to apply visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen (including a U. S. National or Permanent Resident)
  • Social Security number
  • Males must be registered with Selective Service
  • Complete Verification, if selected
  • Submit supporting documentation for hardship requesting assistance (REQUIRED)
  • Apply using the TAMIU CARES Application (available only to eligible students)
  • An application does not guarantee funding
  • Students who were enrolled exclusively in online degree programs prior to the national emergency do not qualify
  • If approved, funds will be distributed directly to you via BankMobile. To activate your Refund Preference with BankMobile, visit UConnect > Pay My Bill > My Refund Choice.  To confirm or update your bank account information, login to your existing BankMobile profile at https://bankmobilevibe.com/

Ineligible noncitizens and those students who were enrolled exclusively in an online program as of March 13, 2020, are not eligible for the CARES Act grant. Ineligible noncitizens are those who are neither a permanent resident of the United States nor able to provide evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service that they are in the United States for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a citizen or permanent resident.  

(Updated: 08/19/2020)

In accordance with the reporting requirements of Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), an institution receiving funds under this section, is providing the following information: 

  1. TAMIU acknowledges that the University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement. The institution further certifies it will use a minimum of 50% of the funds, or $4,750,878.00, received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 
  2. TAMIU will receive $4,750,878.00 from the Department pursuant to the University’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 19, 2020 is $2,436,300.
  4. The estimated total number of students at TAMIU eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 5,545 for Spring and 2,288 for Summer.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1,040 for Spring and 1,120 for Summer as of August 19, 2020.
  6. TAMIU has awarded grants of up to $1,500 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Currently enrolled students were able to apply for grants via a simple online application process.  The TAMIU Emergency Services Committee received the applications, reviewed them for completeness and eligibility under the CARES Act, and coordinated the awarding of the funds.  Eligible students were able to apply for grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies (including technology).
  7. Instructions provided by TAMIU to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants can be found on our dedicated webpage: https://www.tamiu.edu/cares.

TAMIU Cares will provide just over $5.1M in emergency grants to students.  Of this, 92%, or $4,750,878, are federal funds while the remaining 8%, or $394,000, is from non-governmental sources.

(Updated: 09/01/2020)

In accordance with the reporting requirements of Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), an institution receiving funds under this section, is providing the following information:

  1. TAMIU acknowledges that the University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement.
  2. TAMIU will receive $667,576 from the Department pursuant to the University’s Certification and Agreement in grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).
  3. The total amount of funds for Recipient’s Minority Serving Institutions Costs reimbursed under Section 18004(a)(2) of the CARES Act as of September 1, 2020 is $0.

TAMIU Cares will provide just over $5.1M in emergency grants to students.  Of this, 92%, or $4,750,878, are federal funds while the remaining 8%, or $394,000, is from non-governmental sources. 

TAMUS Emergency Regent's Grant

 

The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Emergency Regent's Grant provides limited emergency financial support to currently enrolled undergraduate degree-seeking Texas resident students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to unforeseen hardship. Decisions regarding disbursement of funds are made on a case-by-case basis. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. Some funds may be considered income and are therefore subject to federal taxes. This grant will affect your financial aid package as it may not surpass your cost of attendance.

For more information about the TAMUS Emergency Regent's Grant, please visit the Office of Financial Aid located at Zaffirini Success Student Center 214 or contact us at 956.326.2225 or email financialaid@tamiu.edu.

 

Regent's Application 

 

International Cares Grant

In order to meet the needs of TAMIU International students and their families who have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU will award additional funds to help these students. The International CARES funds will be used to address financial hardship, including housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies (including technology).

Fall International CARES application is NOW OPEN! An email will be sent to eligible students with application link to their Dusty email. Students are responsible to check their Dusty email to ensure timely application submission. If you experience difficulty accessing your Dusty email, please call OIT at 956.326.2310.

A complete CARES application must include supporting documentation for the hardship(s) they are seeking funding assistance and meet all eligibility requirements, will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and upon funding availability. Application will not be considered complete if you did not provide supporting documentation. Must be registered for Fall (attendance and course(s) payment will be confirmed).

Email: tamiuinternationalcares@tamiu.edu

Loaner Laptop Program

 

TAMIU has developed a Loaner Laptop Program to support students whose access to technology is a challenge.

To qualify for the program, applicants will complete a simple online questionnaire, contract and acknowledgement.  Applicants must be current TAMIU students, enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and be fully paid for the semester of enrollment to be eligible. The laptop loaners will be provided after Friday, Sept. 18Computers will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Contact the Office of Outreach and Pre-College Programs at 956.326.2720, email outreach@tamiu.edu, or visit offices in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 138.

 

Loaner Laptop Application