Incentives offered for UTRGV summer sessions

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Source: UTRGV Silver Salas

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – UTRGV, in a press release announced it is helping students earn a degree while social distancing at home. The university said they are offering all summer courses fully online and announcing a big Summer Relief Package for new and current undergraduate and graduate students.

The Summer Relief Package is available for all students, including undergraduate, graduate, transfer and transient (non-UTRGV students) who already have enrolled or who enroll for summer classes by May 15. A major incentive of the package is up to $1,000 in summer relief for eligible students.

The release said, every student who enrolls in six hours in one summer session or over the course of both summer sessions is eligible for up to $1,000 of relief after their current Federal and State aid (like Federal Summer Pell and Summer Boost Grant), scholarships, and other gift aid is applied. Any remaining tuition balance not covered by the above programs can be covered by this up to $1,000 of relief.

Other incentives included in UTRGV’s Summer Relief Package are:

  • Free Zone 2 Parking Pass – A free Zone 2 parking pass for the 2020-21 academic year will be provided to every student who completes six hours in one or both summer sessions. *Accelerated Online Program students are not eligible for this incentive.
  • $100 VBucks – Receive $100 in VBucks for the 2020-21 academic year that can be used to purchase meals and retail goods and services.
  • UTRGV Swag – Students will receive a package of UTRGV swag delivered to their homes. 

For more information on the Summer Relief Package, visit

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