Posted: 1/20/22

TAMIU CARES has Over $7.5M Available for Spring 2022 Students



This Spring 2022, eligible Texas A&M International University students can benefit from over $7.5 million in student support funding through TAMIU CARES.  This support comes from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) appropriations, formerly known as the CARES grant.

Dr. Pablo Arenaz, TAMIU president, said the student assistance grant has made a measurable, and profound difference.

“The TAMIU CARES assistance made a profound difference, enabling students to continue their degree progress through the intervention provided by these emergency grant monies.  Many in our recent Fall ’21 graduating class were able to complete their degree because of TAMIU CARES assistance.  That’s life-changing,” Dr. Arenaz observed.

HEERF student emergency aid grants can address any component of the cost of attendance or emergency costs arising from the Pandemic, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental healthcare), and child care.  Eligible students apply once during each semester enrolled. When applying, students attest to their eligible, Pandemic-related needs. They may elect to use the funding to pay off outstanding balances owed to the University.

Eligible undergraduate and graduate students can access an online application and additional program information by visiting www.tamiu.edu/cares.  Late submissions or re-submissions are not permitted. An informative video is at https://go.tamiu.edu/application-faq.  

Also available this Spring at the University is the continuation of TAMIU’s popular TAMIU Books IncludED program, introduced last Fall.  It provides degree-seeking students with all required course materials free of charge -- including graduate and online students – on the first day of classes.  It’s part of TAMIU’s retention strategy to provide additional academic support systems to help students overcome barriers arising from the Pandemic that may otherwise prevent them from completing their education. 

The first day of classes for the semester is Monday, Jan. 24.  Late registration continues through Friday, Jan. 28.

To learn more about TAMIU’s Spring 2022 Registration processes, visit the dedicated Registration Hub at https://go.tamiu.edu/registration.