Trent University provides $675,000 in emergency funding to students impacted by coronavirus

Trent University says it has provided $675,000 in emergency funding to more than 1,200 students who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, the university said the funding came from budget earmarked for student support through the university’s financial aid department, the School of Graduate Studies and Trent International.

The funds support domestic, international, undergraduate, and graduate students.

“At Trent, we have a commitment to providing the financial support that students need to be successful,” said Tracy Al-Idrissi, Trent’s registrar.

“With all of the change and uncertainty happening, it was crucial that we help alleviate the immediate financial pressures facing students, allowing them to keep their academic focus.”

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The total was also enhanced by the recent #TrentUCares campaign, which received more than $70,000 in donations from alumni, staff, faculty and friends for the Student Rapid Relief Fund.

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