"As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, its impact on education has been significant to say the least. Issues like school closures, child care needs, and more have been raised to policymakers as they consider how to confront this crisis. To address these concerns, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate education committee, along with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), introduced the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act," according to Forbes.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) released a statement supporting the legislation. 'NASFAA applauds these lawmakers for acting quickly to find a solution to support financial aid recipients, who may now find themselves in dire situations in the face of this pandemic. We look forward to working with lawmakers as this situation unfolds and the impact of these closures and shifts to online learning come into focus.'"
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Publication Date: 3/16/2020