Approximately 11,000 UC students with financial need who were enrolled at least half-time in the spring semester will receive $500, and another 11,000 or so students — those with Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that demonstrate more financial security — will receive a total of $250, explained David Peterson, assistant vice provost for enrollment management.
The first round of funds will begin showing up in student accounts this week and as early as Tuesday, May 19. Once spring distributions are complete, Peterson said the university will use the same standards to distribute a second round of funds to students enrolled in summer semester.
“We know all students had expenses created by this coronavirus situation,” said Peterson. “We wanted to give help to as many students as possible, and we figured certain students had a harder time dealing with the extra expenses or loss of income based on financial situations.”