In order to address the continued needs of students during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am writing to provide updates about funding resources available to students experiencing financial hardship during this time.
As you may know, the federal government has responded by providing a third round of financial support to students and institutions of higher education within the American Rescue Plan (ARP). This legislation, and the accompanying regulations issued by the Department of Education on May 11, directs Georgetown to allocate $8,372,270 to students in emergency financial aid grants.
Georgetown has decided to split this allocation evenly between undergraduate and graduate students. Given this recent allocation, the University will immediately disburse another round of relief grants to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.
Over 1,700 Georgetown undergraduate students with financial need will receive grants through this action. For undergraduate students, grants will range between $1,600 to $2,500, based on student financial information about need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services.
Eligible students will receive a separate email from the University later today and do not need to take any action at this time to receive the funds, other than reviewing their direct deposit and permanent address information.
Additional information about this round of student grants is available via a set of Frequently Asked Questions. Students with questions regarding these grants can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we all adapt to the new and ongoing stresses of the pandemic, we hope that you continue to find support in the Georgetown community.
Todd A. Olson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs