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GI Bill Updates
As of March 21, the CARES Act determined that courses that were originally in-person and became virtual due to COVID-19 will still qualify as residential courses. This means that your benefits will remain the same if you sign up for courses that were originally in-person. This rule remains in effect from March 1, 2020 to December 21, 2020. See the VA FAQ or the Veterans Education Success overview for more details. Email email@example.com with benefits related questions.
Virtual Tutoring Options
Writing Center Tutoring for Military-Connected Students
Have writing this semester? The University of Iowa Writing Center has set aside the 1:30-3:30 p.m. time slot on Mondays for the military-connected student population. Sign up here: https://uiowa.mywconline.com/
INSTRUCTIONS: Make an appointment the usual way, by clicking on an available time and filling out the form. A few minutes before the start time, log back into this schedule, click on your appointment (in yellow) and then click "START OR JOIN ONLINE CONSULTATION." Allow the program to access your camera and mic, if prompted. A new tab will open. You'll be able to see and talk to your tutor, and upload or copy and paste your paper to a shared screen.
COVID-19-Related Financial Aid Questions?
The Office of Student Financial Aid has answers.
If you have experienced expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, you may apply for a Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant through MyUI starting May 4th.
For GI Bill/Veteran Benefits-related questions, contact the IVETS office at firstname.lastname@example.org
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. families can drive or walk to the following locations to pick up both lunch and breakfast for the following day for kids and teens under the age of 18. The meals are free for any students, no verification is required.
Participating schools include: City High School, West High School, North Central Junior High, Northwest Junior High School, Twain Elementary School, Hills Elementary School, Grant Wood Elementary School
Participating Mobile Home parks: Breckenridge, Cole/Thatcher, Lakeridge, and Regency.
The food pantries of Johnson County are also delivering food to those without access to other resources. Residents in the county can call 319-519-6165 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to request food delivery. That delivery will usually happen within 48 hours. Residents will receive pre-packed bags of food on what is available at the time.
To find places to receive meals in your area, check out this interactive map.
Need a helping hand?
Iowa City Errand-ers can help. This University of Iowa student-led organization connects people who are in need of an errand to be run (grocery shopping, item pick-up, etc.) with a volunteer. This service is available in the Iowa City area. Request an errand.
Looking for things to do?
Located all around the state of Iowa, Little Free Libraries have free books available for you to pick up and provide a place for you to donate your used ones. Find one near you.
Looking for ways to help?
Donate & Drop Off Food for Those in Need
The food pantries of Johnson County are offering grocery delivery to those in need.
You can donate to food to local pantries to help those without access to other resources. You can also volunteer to help deliver food. Contact any of the following pantries to discuss how to donate food or your time:
CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank
Coralville Community Food Pantry
North Liberty Community Pantry