A message from the president of UT Dallas.
The University of Texas at Dallas - Office of the President

May 12, 2020

Dear Students,

Many of you have been affected financially over the last few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I recognize that these times have been challenging and want you to know that UT Dallas is coordinating various sources of financial assistance for our students:
  • The U.S. Congress recently passed the CARES Act, legislation that set aside more than $2 trillion in relief funding. A portion of that funding was designated for federal-aid-eligible university students who have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations. Through the CARES Act, UT Dallas can make direct distributions to those meeting the criteria.
  • The Student Emergency Financial Assistance Program also is a source of support for students who are struggling financially. This fund was established by the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students to help our students with unanticipated expenses. With the promotion of this fund by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, our generous donors have stepped up to contribute to this program during the last few months.
UT Dallas has established a website with more detailed information about each of these funds, as well as other resources for students in need of assistance. It also provides a link to the Office of Financial Aid, which can help determine your eligibility for these funds and help you through the application process.

In addition, with classes online for the summer, we are waiving the following student fees for that period of time: athletic, transportation, medical services, recreation facility and the student union.

Please know that we will pursue every opportunity to ensure your success at UT Dallas. Our commitment is unwavering.

Until we are together again, stay strong and stay healthy.

Richard C. Benson
Eugene McDermott Distinguished University Chair of Leadership

The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

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