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Award amounts may vary, and the maximum award is $750 per student, pending fund availability

The University of Texas Permian recently announced a new emergency grant program related to the CARES Act funding the University has received from the federal government.  

The Student Emergency Fund for COVID-19 Expenses provides assistance related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.  

Each request submitted will be reviewed by a committee of University staff to determine the appropriate resources and response to students requiring assistance or emergency services. Referrals to campus and community resources to address food insecurity, professional clothing needs, temporary emergency housing, and other needs may also be made.  

Award amounts may vary, and the maximum award is $750 per student, pending fund availability. Award amount will be weighted towards students with Pell Eligibility and those with full-time course loads. Awards do not require repayments. Awarded funds will be posted to your student account and automatically refunded regardless of any pending balance.   

Eligibility Criteria 

  • UTPB students who were enrolled in at least one in-person course during 2019-2020 Academic Year; and 
  • Were enrolled on March 13, 2020 during the Spring 2020 term or are enrolled in Summer2020; and 
  • Who have filed or are eligible to file a FAFSA;and 
  • Are not in High School Dual Credit programs.
  • Students who are enrolled in on-campus instruction (exclusively online programs are not eligible).

Application Process 

Eligible students will need to complete the Emergency COVID-19/CARE Fund Request for their application to be considered. 

If you do not meet the criteria for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant program, but need emergency support, please apply to the regular Student Emergency Grant program.