NASFAA Mention: Coronavirus Could Change Where Students Go To College, If They Go At All

"Zach Klein wanted to go to college in a major city. The high school senior lives in Princeton, New Jersey, but he wanted to feel the energy of a big metro area. He was considering schools such as Fordham University in New York City and Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.," USA Today writes.

"Now that the coronavirus outbreak is underway, Klein, 17, is wishing he had applied to a wider variety of schools, specifically those in rural areas that might be less affected by the virus. He is glad, though, that he applied to his mother’s alma mater, Miami University in Ohio. It initially wasn’t high on his list, but now he is reconsidering. 

... Many families who already were counting on financial aid may see their incomes decline due to the disruptions to the economy, putting more pressure on their finances. More aid could be available, said Justin Draeger, CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Colleges, he said, do have the ability to adjust how much money a family is expected to pay, so students should call their college’s financial aid office. However, some aid, whether from the college or the state, is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so it might already be allocated."

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Publication Date: 4/14/2020

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