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TAMIU CARES Emergency Student Assistance Grant Distribution Tops $1.1 Million Already Posted: 5/21/20

TAMIU CARES Emergency Student Assistance Grant Distribution Tops $1.1 Million Already

 

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Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has already disbursed $1,124,500 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students  through the TAMIU CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) to date.

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.”

Applications for the Spring Semester have closed, but enrolled students for Summer I may continue to seek emergency student assistance through online application, available from the TAMIU CARES dedicated web site at https://www.tamiu.edu/cares/  Summer Session II applications will open at a later date.

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.

For additional information, including application, required reporting information on TAMIU CARES distributions to date, application opening schedules and more, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/cares/  or email tamiucares@tamiu.edu

Registration for Summer and 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 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.

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