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Maverick Relief Program FAQs

Beginning August 2021, HEERF III has authorized UTA to utilize its allocated Institutional Portion to automatically relieve outstanding student balances using criteria established by UTA. The University has named this the Maverick Relief Program.

  1. What is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)?
    Federal actions establishing and renewing the HEERF provide the U.S. Department of Education funds to distribute to institutions of higher education in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of the coronavirus.

    UTA has received funds through HEERF I, established by the CARES Act in March 2020; HEERF II, established by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act in Dec. 2020; and HEERF III, established by the American Rescue Plan in March 2021.

  2. How are HEERF III funds being allocated to students?
    Like with HEERF I and II, UTA will use the Student Aid Portion of the HEERF III funds to designate emergency grants for students who have experienced additional expenses due to COVID-19.

    Different from HEERF I and II, HEERF III has allocated and authorized the Institutional Portion to be used to dispatch student account balances that meet criteria established by the UTA Maverick Relief Program.

  3. Who is eligible to receive Maverick Relief Program funds?
    UTA students who were enrolled on or after March 13, 2020 and accrued debt during the spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 semesters that remains outstanding are eligible to have their account balance relieved through Maverick Relief Program.

    Debt relief through Maverick Relief Program is for outstanding student account balances at UTA and/or outstanding UTA institutional loans. Federal or private loans obtained outside of UTA are not eligible for this program.

  4. How do I apply for the Maverick Relief Program?
    Students with qualifying balances do not need to apply or take action. Eligible students will be notified, and funds will automatically be applied the week of August 9, 2021, to settle the outstanding account balance. To verify this has taken place, log in to MyMav the week of August 16 to check your balance.

  5. How was the eligibility criteria for the Maverick Relief Program established?
    All rounds of HEERF funding are intended to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Keeping with the spirit of the initiative, UTA focused its criteria on balances incurred during the semesters in which the financial impacts of the pandemic were likely to be felt most acutely: spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021.

  6. I have an outstanding account balance incurred just outside of the eligibility timeframe. Will UTA be doing anything to relieve my outstanding balance?
    At this time, students not eligible to receive relief through Maverick Relief Program funds are encouraged to apply for a HEERF Emergency Grant, which you can apply to educational or personal expenses.

  7. I paid off my account balance from an eligible semester just before Maverick Relief Program was announced. Will I be reimbursed?
    At this time, UTA cannot reimburse you for payments made toward Maverick Relief Program qualifying balances. However, you are encouraged to apply for a HEERF Emergency Grant as you may qualify for funding through that channel. You can apply those grants toward educational or personal expenses.

  8. Are students eligible to have their balances paid off for future terms and semesters?
    No, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) are not available to pay off balances for future terms. You must ensure that all balances going forward are paid in full by personal funds, approved financial aid, third-party agencies or payment plan.

  9. If I have an enrollment or registration hold due to a balance owed prior to March 13, 2020, can I register for the upcoming fall 2021 semester?
    Maybe, balances incurred prior to March 13, 2020 will not be cleared, but you may still be eligible to enroll.

    For assistance with enrolling, please reach out to Student Money Management at utamoney@uta.edu

  10. Will the HEERF III funds pay off any loan debt that my family or I incurred for this impacted period?
    No, HEERF III Funds will not pay off any personal loan debt incurred for the impacted period.

  11. Who should I contact if I have questions regarding the payoff of my balance?
    Contact the Office of Student Accounts at 817-272-2107 or email them at studentaccounts@uta.edu.

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