Clemson University will be distributing emergency funding allocated by the federal government to eligible students in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Clemson University is distributing more than $6.5 million in emergency financial aid received from the federal CARES Act stimulus package last month. This fund is going to the hands of Clemson students in need.
According to University officials, the $6.5 million will be divided among 9000 students who have demonstrated financial need as determined by filling out the Free Federal Student Aid Form (FASFA).
The awards will range from $500 to $1,000 depending on the level of need. University officials said that 2,800 eligible students will receive $1000; 1,800 students will receive $900, and 4,300 students will receive $500 each. Students eligible for Pell grants will receive the maximum assistance. Students should see the money soon either by direct deposit or by mail.
Altogether, Clemson students will receive approximately $6.8 million in federal aid through the CARES Act, in addition to the more than $18 million in refunds for housing, dining, and other fees previously made by the University.
The University also has established emergency relief funds for students and employees affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. You can donate to the Tigers Helping Tigers funds here. https://iamatiger.clemson.edu/giving/tigers-helping-tigers