ECSU Extends Housing and Meal Grant for Spring 2022
Elizabeth City State University students who are staying on campus during the spring 2022 semester will automatically receive $1,500 for housing and meal plans as part of the VikingPLUS program. VikingPLUS is a comprehensive set of initiatives to help students afford a high-quality college education.
This grant is being made available due to the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and their families.
For students on campus this spring receiving this financial assistance, there are no extra steps and there is no application process. This funding will automatically be applied to their accounts, allowing them to concentrate on what is important, a high-quality education.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an economic impact on many families. While our students are busy discovering their passions and paving the path toward their futures, they should not be worrying about finances,” said ECSU Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon. “We are excited to extend this opportunity to them and to continue to nurture their efforts to discover their passions and conquer their dreams.”
Supporting students financially and offering programs to help students feel a sense of belonging and purpose on campus is a priority at ECSU. While Americans owe more than. $1.71 trillion in student loans, according to Student Loan Hero, the university has consistently been ranked one of the Best Bang for the Buck colleges and continues to work to give students a better chance of graduating and entering the workforce with a bachelor’s degree.
Through the VikingPlus program and extending the housing and meal plan grants to spring 2022, ECSU expects to award over $1.4 million for 950 students who are projected to live on campus.
ECSU awarded more than $3.8M in emergency grants to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are awarded on an ongoing basis, and do not impact financial aid eligibility.