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WVU awards emergency grants to students for spring, announces CARES Act Emergency Grants for summer

West Virginia University has awarded $6.72 million in emergency grants to students from funds provided through the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.

8,003 students that met the eligibility criteria required by the U.S. Department of Education were awarded emergency grants of $750 for the Spring 2020 semester to assist with need due to COVID-19’s disruption to campus. Qualifying students who are also eligible for the Pell Grant received $1,000 for the Spring 2020 semester.

The University received $20.2 million from the federal stimulus package enacted to provide significant relief to higher education. Approximately $10 million is designated to provide direct emergency assistance to students with financial need stemming from COVID-19-related disruption of campus operations, including cost of attendance expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare.

In order to continue supporting students in these uncertain times, West Virginia University will distribute CARES Act Emergency Grants to eligible students who are attending Summer 2020 courses. Like the process implemented for CARES Act Emergency Grants in the spring, students will need to submit an application to be considered for a grant this summer.

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At this time, WVU has suspended all campus visitations through June 30, 2020. All registered visitors through the Visitors Center, including group tour and field trip groups, will be notified of their tour cancellation. Tours after June 30 are currently unaffected, but WVU will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.

Both Visitors Centers are currently closed to the public.

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West Virginia University will move its New Student Orientation program to an online experience, replacing an on-campus experience that is typically held the month of June. The decision to develop a virtual experience was made due to the evolving novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and health of our incoming students and their families is always our first priority. More information regarding the Virtual New Student Orientation can be found online.

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