Students begin receiving second round of emergency federal COVID-19 aid

UW-Madison students financially affected by the pandemic began receiving emergency grant notifications on Monday, as the university began releasing $9.89 million recently allotted from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II).

Undergraduate students with the highest demonstrated financial need (i.e., Federal Pell Grant recipients) received an email notification this morning from the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) notifying them of an emergency grant automatically provided to them. This automatic grant is intended to expedite assistance to those most in need.

More than 4,000 students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant are being awarded automatic emergency grants of $1,000 each. In addition to the students receiving automatic grants, some of these funds will be reserved for any enrolled UW–Madison undergraduate or graduate student experiencing emergency financial hardship that renders them unable to meet immediate, essential expenses.  Students may submit an Emergency Support Request using the online form in their MyUW Student Center (under Student eForms and the Financial Aid folder).

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