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Federal Aid

The university has receiving federal aid from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as well as grants related to our status as a Minority-Serving Institution as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The total aid was approximately $244 million, with a significant portion allocated for direct payments to students to help with expenses and loss of income related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The balance of the aid was used to reimburse the university for costs associated with changes to the delivery of instruction and fund other work related to responding to the pandemic.

Additional information about aid to students

Direct payments to students were made in Fall 2020 and in Spring 2021.


Expenditure reports are available for the quarter ending September 30, 2020, for the quarter ending December 31, 2020, and for the quarter ending March 31, 2021.