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CARES Act

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Thank you for your interest in applying for the CARES Act student emergency grants. Texas Tech University's CARES Act funds are now exhausted.

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Texas Tech University has received federal funding from the CARES Act, which provides assistance for student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Students can request funds in these categories:

    • Food
    • Housing
    • Course Materials
    • Technology
    • Health Care
    • Childcare Expenses
    • Other Expenses (Expenses that do not fit any of the above)

CARES Act funds will be paid to eligible applicants until funds are exhausted.

Am I eligible?

Most students are eligible for funds if you were enrolled in classes in Spring 2020 on or after March 13, 2020.

International, dual credit, non-U.S.-citizen students and students enrolled exclusively in online courses prior to March 13, 2020 are not eligible for CARES Act funding.

CARES Act
Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the CARES Act?
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is federal legislation that provides a variety of financial support to individuals and organizations affected by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.

The CARES Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Texas Tech University will receive funds that will be provided directly to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care. The other half may be used by the university to cover costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.
How much will I receive?
We are committed to assisting all eligible students that may have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to the greatest extent possible with the CARES Act funds available. The actual amount each student will receive is based on the number of applications received and the funds available.
How will I receive this money?
Students will receive direct payment by check or direct deposit. To expedite your request, please enroll in direct deposit. Te set up direct deposit, visit Raiderlink (raiderlink.ttu.edu) and go to My Direct Deposit to receive funds electronically (ACH) instead of check by mail. Students must have an active local or mailing address in the TTU system for any refund (ACH or check) to be issued. It is the student's responsibility to maintain a correct active address with TTU to ensure receipt of payment from TTU.
Do I need to repay the money?
No, you will not need to repay any money received through this fund.
Can I apply for funding more than once?
You may fill out the application for the 2020 spring semester only once. New grant applications can be submitted in June and July for expenses related to Summer I and II.
Does this funding affect my other financial aid?
No. This is an emergency grant to help you manage unexpected expenses related to the coronavirus, and it will not have any impact on other financial aid you may be eligible to receive.
What if I still have an account balance?
Any CARES Act funding awarded to you will be paid to you directly, and it will not cover any outstanding balances owed to TTU. Any outstanding balance owed to TTU will remain the responsibility of the student.
Are the Emergency Grants taxable?
No. The IRS has confirmed that the payments are not taxable. For more information, click here.


CARES ACT Reports and Disclosures

Thirty Day Report and Disclosure
Texas Tech University acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 9, 2020. TTU will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  1. The total amount of funds TTU received on April 21, 2020 from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $12,757,626.
  2. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 9, 2020, is $2,618,709.17.
  3. The estimated total number of students at TTU eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 20,234.
  4. The total number of students, as of May 9, 2020, who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 5,349.
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –
                  a. Texas Tech University is using an application process for eligible students to request funds for the emergency grants to students. In the first month, students were eligible to apply for up to $500 for food, housing, technology, course materials, or other expenses related to the disruption to campus in Spring 2020.
  6. The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail announcement from the President of Texas Tech University and through this webpage created solely for the purpose of the CARES Act.
Forty-Five Day Report and Disclosure
Texas Tech University acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 9, 2020. TTU will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  1. The total amount of funds TTU received on April 21, 2020 from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $12,757,626.
  2. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 23, 2020, is $12,757,626.
  3. The estimated total number of students at TTU eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 20,234.
  4. The total number of students, as of June 23, 2020, who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 14,591.
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –
    1. Texas Tech University is using an application process for eligible students to request funds for the emergency grants to students. In the first month, students were eligible to apply for up to $500 for food, housing, technology, course materials, or other expenses related to the disruption to campus in Spring 2020.
    2. Texas Tech University is using an application process for eligible students to request funds for the emergency grants to students. In the second month, students were eligible to apply for up to $750 for food, housing, technology, course materials, or other expenses related to the disruption to campus in Spring 2020.
  6. The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail announcement from the President of Texas Tech University and through this webpage created solely for the purpose of the CARES Act. A second email was sent to students reminding them of the availability of the application on 6/3/2020.

 

Quarterly Reports

October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020 Amended

October 30, 2020 Amended 2

January 8, 2021

January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021 Quarterly Report

CARES March 31, 2021

CARES April 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021 Quarterly Report

CRRSAA April 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021 Quarterly Report

June 30, 2021

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Phone: 806.742.3681
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