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SUMMER II: Application will open week of July 13th for Title IV eligible students*

*ONLY Title IV eligible students 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 Summer Session II (attendance and course(s) payment will be confirmed).

CARES Grant application for MAYMESTER, SUMMER I and III is now closed.

CARES Grant application for the Spring semester is now closed

 

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

A student enrolled for Summer II:

Application Open: Week of July 13th (Title IV eligible students will be notified on the process to apply)

Application Close: July 22, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

  • Title IV eligible students will be notified via their Dusty email on the process to apply. 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.
  • If a student received CARES funds for Maymester, Summer Session I or III, the student will not be eligible to apply for Summer Session II. 
  • Applications will not be reviewed by the CARES Committee until attendance and payment has been confirmed after census date.
  • Disbursements will begin after July 30th for approved CARES grant applicants.
  • If you are expecting to use funds to pay for summer school, you will need to make interim arrangements, one possible way is to obtain an emergency loan by contacting the Bursar's Office at 956.326.2140 or visit https://www.tamiu.edu/comptroller/bursar.shtml.

A student enrolled for fall:

Application Open: Week of September 28th (Title IV eligible students will be notified on the process to apply)

Application Close: October 7, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

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, cellphone, 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 2019-2020 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 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.  

What TAMIU CARES has Done to Date

(Updated: 07/06/2020)

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 July 5, 2020 is $2,008,600.
  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 1,897 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 746 for Summer as of July 5, 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: 06/19/2020)

 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 funds for Recipient’s Institutional Costs.
  3. The total amount of funds for Recipient’s Institutional Costs reimbursed under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 19, 2020 is $ 591,400.17.

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.

Examples of expenses considered for The TAMUS Regent's Grant include and are limited to:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Books
  • Lodging
  • Meals

Examples of expenses not considered:

  • Parking fines
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation
  • Other Fines
  1. Texas Resident seeking 1st Undergraduate Program
  2.  Be in Good Academic Standing
  3. FAFSA Application must be submitted
  4. Student/Family FAFSA adjusted gross income must be between $40,000 - $100,000. In extraordinary circumstances, the university may request authorization from the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to award a grant to a student above or below that criterion on a case by case basis.
  5. Student/Family must have an unforeseen hardship. Something unforeseen is something that could not be predicted and was not expected.
  6. Provide documentation of hardship

FORMS

 

The following forms may be required for specific grants. You will be notified if additional forms are required as part of your grant request.