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Emergency Financial Aid Available for Students in Need Due to Coronavirus and COVID-19    

March 27, 2020

By Texas A&M University at Galveston Division of Marketing & Communications

The Texas A&M Foundation has initiated the Texas A&M University Disaster Relief Fund in order to aid student members of the Aggie community experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations to the fund will support students struggling to find alternative housing, those facing unexpected moving expenses, and anyone experiencing food insecurity or suffering as a result from lost wages. A number of different funding sources are available.    

“We understand this is an unprecedented time and that people are affected in many ways as a result,” said Texas A&M University at Galveston COO Col. Michael E. Fossum ’80. “We were there for our students during Hurricane Harvey, and this is no different. Especially during the hard times, your Aggie family has your back, so don’t be afraid to reach out for support when you need it.”

There is no charge to apply for emergency aid. 

Students seeking emergency aid as a result of circumstances surrounding coronavirus and COVID-19 should visit:


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Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M’s sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.
Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Texas A&M-Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where is it surrounded by the industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavor or research, please contact the Texas A&M University at Galveston Office of Development by email at or by calling (409) 740-4481.