Over 4,700 U students receive CARES Act grants


The University of Utah will disburse approximately $8.4 million in CARES Act grant funds to more than 4,700 students this fall.

U students will receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, depending on the number of pandemic-affected semesters they have registered for. To determine eligibility, students must have submitted the FAFSA financial aid application. Just over 1,100 students will receive grants for all three terms—spring, summer and fall 2020. The vast majority of recipients, 85.6%, are undergraduate students. Nearly 10% are graduate students, and 4.7% are professional students from the College of Law, School of Dentistry and School of Medicine.

“We’re grateful to have the financial resources to assist our students through this difficult time,” said Steve Robinson, senior associate vice president for enrollment management.

In May the university received $9.3 million in federal aid to assist students. Just over $500,000 was given to the student emergency fund. Another $300,000 was awarded during summer semester to help eligible students purchase equipment to help them with online education.