The University of Wisconsin–Madison will distribute more than $28.6 million in federal emergency aid this academic year to students facing the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, $7.7 million of the total was sent to more than 6,500 high-need students in the form of automatic awards.
The money comes from the third round of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III), authorized by Congress in March as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. As in prior rounds, UW–Madison’s approach to distributing the money includes emergency grants that students with financial need can use to pay off debts or to cover costs such as tuition, food, housing, health care and child care. Eligibility extends to students in all programs (undergraduate, graduate, professional, and special students) and with any citizenship or residency status (e.g., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, international students, refugees, asylum seekers, DACA recipients, other DREAMers, and undocumented students).
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