JULY 7, 2021 — UTSA disbursed more than $11.7 million in relief funding in June to the university’s students as part of ongoing efforts to support students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which was established through the CARES Act, provides emergency financial aid grants to students who have faced significant unexpected expenses and are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund helps eligible students cover the cost of tuition, food, housing, technology, health care, child care and course-related expenses.
To date, UTSA has disbursed over $35 million in HEERF emergency financial aid grants via more than 50,000 individual awards to help students cover pandemic-related expenses.
“Even as we emerge from the pandemic and enjoy a significantly improved public health outlook, we recognize that our Roadrunner students and their families continue to experience unmet financial needs from COVID impacts,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “UTSA is committed to supporting these students as they persist in their education and progress toward their degrees.”The grants this month were distributed to more than 10,000 students who are enrolled in summer 2021 classes and have a FAFSA or TAFSA financial aid application on file with the university. All impacted students were notified earlier this month.
Additionally, UTSA has opened a HEERF aid application form to support currently enrolled students who do not have a FAFSA or TAFSA financial aid application on file. Students who have not previously received HEERF or CARES federal assistance and who have pandemic-related educational expenses can submit the HEERF aid application form for funding consideration. All eligible students will receive an email detailing the new application process.
The Adobe Creative Campus Kickoff will introduce students to Adobe software and how they can use it to both produce professional content for their courses as well as how they can create content for their side hustle. The hour-long session will teach you how to gain FREE access to downloadable software such as Photoshop and Illustrator as well as web-based programs such as Adobe Spark. Want to learn more? Contact William.Schaefer@utsa.edu.Virtual Event
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Come and meet your First-Year Experience (FYE) UPM Peer Mentor! As a first-year student at UTSA, you will be meeting with a peer mentor in your Academic Studies area. Your peer mentor is here to support and guide you academically and socially, as you navigate your first year of college. Your UPM Peer Mentor will be emailing you a unique Zoom link to their UPM Meet & Greet!Virtual Event
The UTSA Zoom license will provision your UTSA email account with a Higher ED Pro Zoom account that comes with multiple features. Join us as we review these features. including best practices, for using this software for education and think about the best way to use it in, for, and with our digital classrooms.Virtual Event
A restorative justice virtual conversation to process thoughts and emotions as our community continues to navigate the impacts of Covid-19.Virtual Event
Join us for our Spring 2022 virtual get-together where you can meet the Student Success Team, Faculty, and Peer Mentors in the College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP). This will be a great opportunity to get connected to the HCaP community and meet other HCaP students. Plus, you get to learn about services offered through the new HCaP Student Success Center.Virtual Event
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