The Health Science Center at UT Tyler has received CARES Act funding through the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are to assist students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations as a result of COVID-19. The U.S. Department of Education has mandated certain requirements that a student must meet in order to be eligible for CARES Act funding.
The requirements that a student must meet are …
- You must have enrolled and been taking classes during the spring 2020 semester at least half-time.
- You must have remained enrolled as of the last day of the spring 2020 semester (May 8, 2020).
- You must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards as described in the General Academic Catalog.
- You must be taking coursework that is eligible for Federal financial aid.
- You must be fully admitted into a program of study that is eligible for Federal financial aid.
- You have filed a Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-20 academic year.
- You are not enrolled in either an elementary or secondary school.
- You are maintaining satisfactory progress in your course of study.
- You do not owe a refund on grants previously received at any college/university and you are not in default on any student loans from a college/university or the U.S. Department of Education.
- You have a high school diploma or GED or have completed high school in an approved homeschool setting.
- You have not been convicted under federal or state law for possession/sale of illegal drugs for conduct that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid to attend a college/university or if you have, that you have regained eligibility by completing a drug rehabilitation program.
- You have not been convicted of, or pled nolo contendere or guilty to, a crime involving fraud in obtaining federal student aid, or if you have, that you have repaid those funds.
Note: Students in need who may not meet the qualifications for CARES funding listed above are encouraged to still complete the application in order to be considered for other emergency grant funding provided by the institution as it becomes available. If you feel you are eligible for CARES funding, but did not file a FAFSA, you may attest to your eligibility for Federal financial aid by completing and signing an attestation form. To obtain a copy of the form, email .
Eligibility for Federal financial aid includes, but is not limited to …
- Having a valid social security number
- If male, you must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service
- Must not be in default on a Federal student loan
- Must not owe a repayment on Federal student aid
- Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (permanent resident or green card holder)
Full requirements may be found here: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility/requirements.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
- The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students: $32,883
- The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter): $9,312.
- The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 78
- The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 21.
- The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: Students will submit an electronic application indicating they have been directly affected by COVID-19. The institution’s Financial Award Committee met to review all applications and determined award amounts be equally distributed among all qualified applicants.
- Additional instructions, directions, and guidance provided by the institution to students: Click to view email message “Application for Emergency Grant Funding (CARES Act).“