Resources for Students Impacted by Covid-19

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Free / Low Cost Internet Access For Students

Many nationwide internet providers are making free or low cost internet available for students impacted by COVID-19. Each of these opportunities requires the student to take action.

Suddenlink (and Optimum)

Offers free 30 Mbps access for 60 days. Also, nobody will lose access over the next 60 days because they cannot pay their existing lines. Students must call the toll free number to enroll: https://www.alticeusa.com/news/articles/feature/corporate/altice-usa-brings-free-broadband-k-12-and-college-students-during-coronavirus-pandemic

AT&T

Is suspending data caps and overage charges, won’t cancel wireless service because of inability to pay, and will keep their wifi hot spots open for public use. They also will continue (this is always been available) their $10 per month Access for qualifying limited-income households: https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Comcast

Also provides limited income household internet access for $9.95 per month, and is giving 2 months for free to qualifying households: https://www.internetessentials.com/ Additionally, Comcast is offering free access to their Xfinity hotspots. A map of those hotspots an be found here: https://wifi.xfinity.com/

Verizon

Is also waiving late fees and will not cancel existing customer services

Charter

Is providing free internet (up to 100 Mbps) for college students impacted by COVID-10. Student will need to call the toll free number listed here: https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

 

Filing for unemployment as a Texas resident: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services

 

Washington Post article on stimulus check pay schedule: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/irs-to-begin-issuing-1200-coronavirus-payments-april-9-but-some-americans-wont-receive-checks-until-september-agency-plan-says/2020/04/02/8e0cfc84-751e-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html

 

Federal Student Loan Repayment COVID-19 Updates: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

National Student Loan Database: https://nslds.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

 

Basic Needs Resources:

Aunt Bertha: https://www.auntbertha.com/

East Texas Health & Human Needs Network COVID-19 Updates: http://www.ethnn.org/covid-19.html

Help for Smith County/Cherokee County Residents: http://903help.org/

 

Financial Wellness Free Online Modules and Resources:

Cash Course: https://www.cashcourse.org/

iGrad COVID-19 Resources: https://www.igrad.com/landing/coronavirus-and-your-financial-health-igrad

Military Saves COVID-19 Resources: https://militarysaves.org/covid-19

 

Center for Student Financial Wellness Appointments or Questions: csfw@uttyler.edu OR www.uttyler.edu/csfw

 

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