Campus update: Fall youth programming, CARES Act

Friday, July 17, 2020

Fall youth programming

After considering the health and safety of program participants, as well as that of University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff, the university has made the difficult decision that it will not offer in-person youth programs during the fall period from Aug. 8, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020.

Youth programs include, but are not limited to, academic programs, research-based activities, sports camps, and wildlife camps. Those wishing to conduct virtual fall programs for youth must follow the guidance in the university’s Minors on Campus Policy, including registering a program by following this link in UI Workflow. Additionally, programs should refer to the 2020 Online Youth Programs Manual for specific requirements regarding virtual programming.

Requests for exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To request an exception, please contact the Office of the Provost at provost-office@uiowa.edu.

 

CARES Act funds distributed

The University of Iowa’s Office of Financial Aid has completed distributing the $8.086 million the university received from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist UI students experiencing financial difficulties related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. About 4,700 eligible students received assistance, with an average award of $1,712.

  • 85% of recipients are undergraduate students, 10% are professional students, and 5% are graduate students.
  • 33% of the recipients are first-generation students.
  • 33% of the total number of undergraduate student recipients also are Pell Grant recipients. (Graduate and professional students are not eligible for Pell Grants.)

To be eligible, students had to meet Title IV eligibility requirements, demonstrate a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).