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Texas A&M University-Kingsville Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received more than $7 million to help support students impacted by COVID-19 as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

United States Senator John Cornyn announced the funding Tuesday, April 14. Half of the allocation will directly support students who have been affected by the COVID-19 and subsequent disruption to regular university operations by providing emergency aid grants. Universities will be able to use the remaining portion of federal funding to assist students in other ways. Texas A&M University-Kingsville continues to plan for how best to utilizing this funding.

“I want to express my gratitude to Senator Cornyn and the entire Texas delegation for providing much-needed support for our students who, along with the rest of the nation, have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Texas A&M University-Kingsville President Mark A. Hussey. “This funding allows us to assist our students so that they may continue to work toward achieving their educational goals. We know that students and their families remain concerned about the future and we urge Congress to continue to support universities and students as they consider the next relief package. As we look toward the fall semester, Texas A&M University-Kingsville remains committed to continuing to offer high-quality education and opportunity as we have for more than 95 years.”

More information about how students can benefit from the funding will be announced in the coming weeks.

“No Texan should have to give up their education because of the economic effects of the coronavirus,” Sen. Cornyn said. “In addition to allowing students to defer their federal student loan payments for six months, the CARES Act provides targeted funding to Texas institutions to help students continue their education – even if that means taking classes online.”

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