West Virginia’s colleges and universities now know how much federal relief they will receive during uncertain times caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Glenville State College gets $1,440,768 — $720,384 for students.

The U.S. Department of Education released its plan for distributing $14 billion to higher education institutions across the nation.

Sarah Armstrong Tucker, West Virginia’s higher education chancellor, said the amount going to public colleges and universities in the state is $55 million.

Of the total, half must go to students as emergency aid grants to help cover campus expenses related to disruptions caused by the pandemic.

“So those things could include grants for course materials and technology, food, housing, healthcare childcare — all of those things that students have had to unexpectedly pay for during this disruption in their education,” she said.

The unexpected cancellation of on-campus classes has caused financial uncertainty for the colleges, Tucker acknowledged.

“The colleges are stepping up in the right way, but hopefully this bill will be able to backfill some of those costs.”