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UNG to use $6.8 million in CARES Act funding to aid students

April 24, 2020

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will use $6.8 million it receives as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to directly assist eligible students who are facing financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“We understand how stressful and challenging this global crisis continues to be for our students and their families,” said UNG President Bonita Jacobs. “We hope that the funds UNG is providing through the CARES Act and other resources will help reduce the burdens faced by our students.”

Eligible students will receive automatic grants of $100 to $500.  The funds will be disbursed to student accounts beginning April 28.  Students who are facing specific hardships may apply for up to $700 in additional assistance through the UNG CARES Emergency Grant.  The funds may be used for COVID-19-related expenses and disruptions as allowable under the stipulations of the federal CARES Act (i.e., housing, utilities, food, technology, books, supplies, transportation, gas, and insurance).  Similar grants will also be available to eligible students who continue their enrollment into summer semester.

The UNG Foundation is partnering with UNG’s Office of Financial Aid and the Student Money Management Center to provide emergency resources for those who may not be eligible for federal CARES Act funding. Please contact the Student Money Management Center or Office of Financial Aid

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