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Emergency grants available for UW-Milwaukee students

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Posted at 8:09 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 21:09:53-05

MILWAUKEE — UW-Milwaukee has been given $8.5 million via the CARES Act to help students who have emergency expenses due to COVID-19, the university announced Monday.

The expenses are to help cover the cost of attending the university, including tuition, food, housing, health care and child care.

To qualify for a Higher Education Emergency Relief grant, you must:

  • Have incurred emergency expenses due to COVID-19 on or after Dec. 27, 2020. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, health care and child care for the Spring 2021 term.
  • Have been enrolled in a degree-seeking program for the Spring 2021 term at the conclusion of the add/drop period on Feb. 7, 2021.
  • Have filed a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to document being a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. If you have not already completed a FAFSA, you should do so immediately at fafsa.gov as the results must be received by UWM no later than March 5, 2021.

If you meet the qualifications, you can complete a short grant application. Grants will be determined in part by how many applications are received.

All applications submitted by 8 a.m. March 9, 2021 will be considered.

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