Utah State University officials announced Tuesday that as of the end of the year, they have distributed over $7.8 million in federal and institutional-donated funds to students experiencing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a press release, Congress has announced additional CARES Act funding that will go toward higher education in the coming months. With $1,174,202 remaining in its original allotment, USU is awaiting the additional dollar amount and stipulations so it can best plan on how to distribute the combination of funds to students. The university has already planned an additional technology grant for new students in Spring 2021.
University Vice President Robert Wagner stated that as soon as officials find out what the additional allotment will be and how it can be dispersed, they will begin determining the most effective way to get the money to students who qualify.