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Summer Applications for TAMIU CARES Student Assistance Grants Now Open Posted: 4/24/20

Summer Applications for TAMIU CARES Student Assistance Grants Now Open


Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President
Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President  

Texas A&M International University (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.  

TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz said student grants of up to $1,500 from this initial federal allocation will be flexibly structured to be responsive to assisting students with immediate needs through Summer and Fall semesters. 

The TAMIU CARES Grant application for the Spring semester 2020 is now closed.  The Summer application period is now open at                                                                                                          

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act  is offered in various titles and parts by the Department of Education under the Sec. 18004(a)(1) Allocation. 

Arenaz said that this allocation of the TAMIU CARES Act funding will have immediate availability and impact for students. Grants are disbursed through BankMobile to deliver funds to students in the quickest, most reliable, and safest method possible.  Students should visit the Card Services webpage at for information on how to confirm their disbursement preferences are current.

“Thousands of  TAMIU students and their families have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Some students may even be questioning their ability to continue their degree dream.  The availability of this assistance will be a welcome relief and we are thankful to our congressional delegation for their leadership on this,” he said.

He said the University is also optimistic that additional funding may be on the horizon.

“The next concern we share with other higher education institutions across the state and nation will be relief funding  focused on the retention of students this Fall.  This will be the next hurdle for TAMIU, and we will continue to urge Congress to help families and universities address this issue in the next relief package now under consideration,” he concluded.

For additional information on the TAMIU CARES Act application process and grants, visit   or email

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU’s campus is closed only to the general public. Entry to campus continues for students, faculty, staff and those having legitimate reasons to be on campus. Online and virtual services at the University continue, practicing all CDC Guidelines on gathering, masking and social distancing and with most staff working remotely.  Office hours are subject to change and it is recommended that phone or email contact be made first to determine the office’s schedule of operation.   An online directory is here.

The University’s dedicated COVID-19 website is updated daily and includes information on office schedules and services, an expansive FAQ, quick links, student resources, official information links and much more.

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 



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