TAMIU CARES Summer II Applications Open July 13 - 17
Texas A&M International University's TAMIU CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) will open applications for Summer II the week of July 13 - 17. The University has already disbursed approximately $2 million in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to TAMIU students.
TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz said the TAMIU CARES program is performing as expected, and providing critical assistance to students.
“Thousands of TAMIU students and their families have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The availability of this assistance has been a beacon of relief for them. We are truly thankful to our congressional delegation for their leadership on this,” Dr. Arenaz said, “We encourage summer-enrolled students to apply for TAMIU CARES assistance for the summer and carefully review requirements and documentation needed to complete their applications.”
Only Title IV-eligible students will receive application information via their student Dusty Email account. Information is available at the TAMIU CARES dedicated web site at https://www.tamiu.edu/cares/
Grant award amounts of up to $1500 can be allocated for expenses related to the disruption due to COVID-19, including housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies, including technology.
“TAMIU CARES and other dedicated funds will provide just over $5.1 million in emergency grants to our students by the end of the Fall semester. Of this, 92%, or $4,750,878, are federal funds while the remaining 8%, or $394,000, is from non-governmental sources,” Arenaz concluded.
Registration for Fall 2020 courses is now underway. An online catalog containing a list of nearly 100 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs is at http://catalog.tamiu.edu
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 COVID-19 Response Center is updated daily and includes information on office schedules and services, an expansive FAQ, quick links, student resources, official information links and much more.