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CARES ACT Funds:

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education guidance, UTRGV will provide HEERF II & III financial aid grants to  its students, prioritizing those with exceptional need for grant awards. Students may use the award to help with any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, healthcare (including mental health care) or child-care. For purposes of awarding HEERF II & III financial aid grants, UTRGV has identified and prioritized students with a zero expected family contribution (EFC), as determined by their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as students with exceptional need. 

Can the Spring 22 Module II Grant be combined with any other UTRGV institutional scholarships or graduate assistantships?

Yes. This grant can be combined with other UTRGV institutional scholarships or assistantships, such as the Graduate Select Scholarship or the UTRGV Employee Tuition Assistance Program.

If I am a UTRGV employee, can I receive this grant?

Yes, UTRGV employees can receive this grant in addition to the UTRGV Employee Tuition Assistance Program.

Do I need to apply to receive Spring 22 Module II Grant?

No application is required. UTRGV will identify students who meet the enrollment and eligibility criteria.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions regarding the Spring 22 Module II Grant?

Students may contact UCentral at (888) 882-4026 or via email to scholarships@utrgv.edu.

For frequently asked questions refer to our HEERF Grant Page. 


Additional Information

CARES ACT Funds:

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education guidance, UTRGV will provide HEERF II & III financial aid grants to  its students, prioritizing those with exceptional need for grant awards. Students may use the award to help with any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, healthcare (including mental health care) or child-care. For purposes of awarding HEERF II & III financial aid grants, UTRGV has identified and prioritized students with a zero expected family contribution (EFC), as determined by their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as students with exceptional need. 

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What if I got my 1st and 2nd dose somewhere else?

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What if I got Johnson & Johnson?

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According to CDC recommendations, individuals can mix and match  their booster shot/3rd dose.

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 Get up to $2,000 for your graduate education!

It's Bonus Time

At The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, we do more than just offer graduate programs that give you skills to advance your career. We offer a student experience centered around fearless unity. Whether you’re just beginning to add new skills to your repertoire or halfway through your educational journey, you will find us there cheering you on and ensuring you have everything to succeed. 

But we don’t just cheer you on — we’re here to uplift you.

Here's how: This fall, ALL graduate students who enroll for 6 credit hours or more will receive $1,000. If you enroll for another 6 credits hours in the spring, another $1,000 will be coming your way for a TOTAL Of $2,000. 

Get up to $2,000 

with the 


$ 2,000 Grad Bonus 

We're your educational partner. We're in this together. 

Kick start your journey the right way!

You took a BIG step in deciding on an education that's going to help you achieve your goals. And we want to help. 

If you're registered for 3 credit hours or more by March 9, you'll receive up to $2,000 for Spring Module II.

New Students

$2,000

For Your Education

Keep up the great work. 

You have the momentum (and UTRGV) behind you! We want you to focus on moving forward.

If you're registered for 3 credit hours or more by March 9, you'll receive up to $2,000 for Spring Module II.

Current Students

$2,000

For Your Education

No FAFSA? No Problem.

It's always a great idea to have a FAFSA on file should scholarships or grants become available.  Students who do not have a FAFSA on file or have an expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by their FAFSA of $1 or greater are eligible for up to $1,900! 

When you become part of the UTRGV family, no one gets left behind. We move forward TOGETHER. 

Can the Spring 22 Module II Grant  be combined with any other UTRGV institutional scholarships or graduate assistantships?

Yes. This grant can be combined with other UTRGV institutional scholarships or assistantships such as the Graduate Select Scholarship or the UTRGV Employee Tuition Assistance Program.

If I am a UTRGV employee, can I receive this grant?

Yes, UTRGV employees can receive this grant in addition to the UTRGV Employee Tuition Assistance Program.

Do I need to apply to receive Spring 22 Module II Grant?

No application is required. UTRGV will identify students who meet the enrollment and eligibility criteria.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions regarding the Spring 22 Module II Grant?

Students may contact UCentral at (888) 882-4026 or via email to scholarships@utrgv.edu.

For frequently asked questions refer to our HEERF Grant Page. 

$2,000 Grad Bonus

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The Details: ALL graduate students who register for 6 credit hours or more in the fall will get up to $1,000. Taking another 6 credit hours in the spring? Another $1,000 is coming your way. 

Remember: This is FREE money. This is not a loan, and you will not need to pay it back. 

No risk. Just a reward of UP TO $2,000 for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 semesters.  

Spring 22 Module II Grant

Get up to $2,000!

Get up to $2,000 for your accelerated online graduate education!

$2,000 Grad Bonus

The Details: ALL graduate students who register for 6 credit hours or more in the fall will get up to $1,000. Taking another 6 credit hours in the spring? Another $1,000 is coming your way. 

Remember: This is FREE money. This is not a loan, and you will not need to pay it back. 

No risk. Just a reward of UP TO $2,000 for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 semesters combined.

Get up to $2,000!

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New Students

Kick-start your journey the right way! 

If you register for 6 credit hours in the fall, up to $1,000 is coming your way. Plan on taking another 6 credit hours in the spring? We're sending you another $1,000 to help you move forward.   

Great job, keep it up!

We’re helping you with $1,000 when you register for 6 credit hours this fall!

If you continue your education in the spring, another $1,000 is coming your way when you register for another 6 credit hours (two classes). 

Current Students

Great job, keep it up! 

We’re helping you with $1,000 when you take 6 credit hours this fall!

If you continue your education in the spring, another $1,000 is coming your way when you enroll for another 6 credit hours (two classes).

$2,000 Grad Bonus 

   Get up to $2,000 for  your graduate  education!

 Get up to $2,000 for your graduate education!

What exactly is $2,000 Grad Bonus?

Students eligible for the Grad Bonus (see below for eligibility criteria) will receive up to $1,000 for fall and another $1,000 for spring. This is not a loan and will not need to be repaid.

Who is eligible for this award?

All GRADUATE students (both traditional and online) who meet the enrollment criteria are eligible for this award – this includes international students and students in Accelerated Online Programs. Undergraduates are NOT eligible for this award.

How many hours do I need to enroll in to qualify?

Graduate students must enroll in six hours or more for Fall 2022 (combination of Fall Module 1 and Fall Module 2) and six hours or more for Spring 2023 (combination of Spring Module 1 and Spring Module 2).

Can I register for 12 hours in either Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 in order to receive $2,000 in one term?

No, students must register in at least six hours each semester in order to qualify for $1000 for each semester (combination of Fall Module 1 and Fall Module 2 / combination of Spring Module 1 and Spring Module 2).

Do I need to enroll for classes by a certain date in order to qualify?

Fall 2022:Traditional students must be enrolled by August 29th. Accelerated Online students August 31st for Module I, and Oct 26th for Module II.


Spring 2023: Traditional students must be enrolled by January 17th. Accelerated Online students January 11th for Module I, and March 8th for Module II.

How will I receive this award?

Eligible students meeting the eligibility criteria will have the award offered in their financial aid package. To accept your award:

1. Log in to: https://my.utrgv.edu (with your username and password)

2. Click - ASSIST under My Applications

3. Click - Financial Aid from the menu

4. Select - Award Year 2022-2023 from the dropdown menu 

5. Click - Award Offer

6. Click - Accept from the Take Action drop down menu

7. Click - Submit

8. After carefully reading the Terms and Conditions click the radio box to acknowledge

9. Final Step - Click Accept Award

When will I receive this award?

Students who have accepted the award and meet the eligibility criteria will have the award applied prior to the Fall and Spring tuition due date.

Do I need to apply for financial aid (FAFSA or TASFA) in order to be eligible for this award

No, a financial aid application is not required.

Will I receive a partial award if I enroll in less than the required number of hours for the semester?

No, there are no partial awards for less than the required number of hours of enrollment.

What if I need less than the required number of hours to graduate in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023?

An exception may be made if you submit a Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 graduation application and your DegreeWorks reflects less credit hours than the required number needed to graduate. Contact scholarships@utrgv.edu.

Do hours in graduate certificate programs count towards the required number of hours for this award?

Yes, enrollment in courses towards graduate certificate programs will be counted towards the enrollment requirement.

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