Extensive Help Available for WT Students at Spring Semester Opening | News

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

Through the WT Cares program, funds provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund can be used to address the unique needs and financial hardships resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, including school fees, food and housing insecurity. , medical expenses and lack of education. support and supplies, including technology.

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

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

WT Cares grant funds will be available until March 31.

Spring 2022 classes start January 10.

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

Additionally, students are not required to have a free Federal Student Aid application form on file, although without 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.

Being responsive to the needs of students is an essential part of the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World. This plan is fueled by One West’s historic $ 125 million fundraising campaign. To date, the five-year campaign – which was launched publicly on September 23 – has raised around $ 85 million.