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Cardinal Monthly

May 2020 - Issue 4

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A Word from the Associate Provost

Dear Cardinals,

These unprecedented times have brought about many challenges that have impacted every one of you. For some, this may mean extra strain on your families, finances and college experience. We remain committed to supporting you academically, spiritually and in times of need. This month, University of the Incarnate Word launched an Emergency Aid program to help students overcome temporary financial hardship and difficulty covering expenses such as food, housing, course materials, healthcare, childcare, tuition and fees due to COVID-19.

The Emergency Aid program awards funds up to $800 for qualifying expenses and is funded through the federal CARES Act and UIW's Emergency Impact Fund. Awards based on need, qualifying expenses and aid are available. Students currently enrolled in Spring 2020 are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to those demonstrating hardship due to disruption of campus operations and/or changes to their course delivery platform due to COVID-19. Per the U.S. Department of Education, only enrolled, Title IV eligible students experiencing hardship and campus disruption due to COVID-19 may receive CARES Act funds, however all enrolled students experiencing COVID-19 hardships may apply for UIW Emergency Impact Fund awards. Please visit for more information about the application, qualifying expenses, special circumstances and additional resources. You may access and submit the application directly on the site.

We hope this program will assist you in navigating these trying times. If you have additional questions not addressed on the webpage or application, please contact the financial aid office at

Sandy McMakin, Associate Provost
Academic Support Services

Note from the Dean regarding coronavirus pandemic

Dear UIW,

With COVID-19 creating so much uncertainty across the world, I want to take a moment to wish you and your family all the best. These truly unprecedented times are causing people to re-evaluate their everyday actions and make wise choices.

At UIW, we are doing exactly that. Knowing that the health and safety of our students is always the top priority, we are now conducting our coursework 100% online. This means our students can continue to move forward in their education (and lives) and achieve their goals. Our admission team is also available to assist prospective students interested in future enrollment.

I wish you and your family all the best and look forward to keeping in touch. Start planning for your future today at UIW.


Vincent Porter
Dean, School of Professional Studies