Dear UNCG Students,
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our students and their families, UNCG has taken a thoughtful approach to the distribution of federal relief funds made available to universities as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
UNCG has received approximately $26 million specifically reserved to assist students as they continue pursuing their degrees in the face of financial hardships.UNCG has established a clear set of guiding principles to help us distribute this money effectively and equitably. Our hope is to help our students stay enrolled at UNCG, mitigate financial impacts from COVID-19, and make progress toward earning a college degree – a lifelong goal for so many students and families in our community:
- We will automatically distribute a portion of the funding to students with the most significant financial need, in keeping with legislative guidelines. UNCG will use a range of financial aid/FAFSA data to assess need.
- We will also provide funding for students who enroll in UNCG’s summer courses to help them make progress toward completing their degrees.
- Many of our initial awards for highest-need students will be distributed during the week of October 18. Recipients will receive award notice emails the week of October 11.
- For students not in the initial award group, we have created a simple application process for you to easily seek support. This online application process will be available starting November 1 at noon and will provide grants of up to $1,000.
- To be eligible for the latest round of grants, graduate and undergraduate students must have been enrolled in a program that leads to a degree in Fall 2021 and demonstrate exceptional financial need.
More details are covered in the video linked below, from UNCG’s undergraduate dean, Dr. Andrew Hamilton, and at relief.uncg.edu.
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