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Updated: June 17, 2020

The University of Tampa has signed and returned to the Department of Education the certification and agreement and will use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.

The University of Tampa received $3,470,722 from the Department of Education for emergency financial aid grants to students.

The University of Tampa has identified 6,199 current students who meet the eligibility requirements as prescribed by the CARES Act and the certification and agreement.

As of May 29, 2020, the University has disbursed $3,643,500 in emergency financial aid grants to 6,199 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

The University used data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and information from student’s academic record with the University to identify the eligible student population. Students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC, as calculated by the FAFSA) will receive the highest proportion of funding.

The CARES Act specifies that the emergency financial aid grants must be directly distributed to students. This means that students who are identified as eligible recipients of the emergency financial aid grants may receive funding from the University from this grant, even if they owe a balance to the University.

These funds are intended to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus; such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.

All recipients have been notified of their grant eligibility via email. Students should check their UT email for their grant notification if they are unsure of their eligibility.

The IRS has posted guidance to answer your tax questions related to CARES Act funding.