Extended help available for WT students as spring semester opens – La PRAIRIE

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CANYON, Texas — As students prepare to return for the spring semester at West Texas A&M University, crucial financial aid is still available upon request.

Under the WT Cares program, funds provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund may be used to meet unique needs and financial hardship resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, including tuition fees. schooling and fees, food and housing insecurity, medical costs and lack of training. support and supplies, including technology.

“The WT Cares program allows the student to request the University to apply its grants to their tuition and balances, unpaid book fees, and loans,” said Randy Rikel, vice president of business and finance.

Students enrolled for the Spring 2022 semester will be eligible to receive scholarships of up to $1,500 for Pell Grant-eligible full-time students and $1,200 for all other full-time students. Part-time students are entitled to half the scholarship that their full-time peers may receive.

Funds from the WT Cares grant will be available through March 31.

Spring 2022 classes begin January 10.

Students with immediate needs for Spring 2022 can immediately apply for WT Cares scholarships. Any funding provided through these grants is not considered estimated financial aid and will not count as estimated financial aid for tuition fees or the calculation of the expected family contribution.

Also, students are not required to have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form on file, although without a FAFSA, it will take longer to determine a student’s eligibility.

Students will also be selected based on the number of credit hours attempted and other Department of Education criteria.

For more information on grants and to apply, visit wtamu.edu/cares.

Responding to student needs is an essential part of the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From begging to the world. This plan is fueled by the historic amount of $125 million one west huge fundraising campaign. To date, the five-year campaign — which launched publicly on September 23 — has raised around $85 million.

About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas on a 342-acre residential campus. Founded in 1910, the university has been part of the Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, an institution serving Hispanics since 2016, has approximately 10,000 enrollment and offers 59 undergraduate, 39 master’s, and two doctoral programs. The university is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and one of the finest art collections in the Southwest. The Buffaloes are members of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offer 14 men’s and women’s athletic programs.