NASFAA Mention: CARES Act Funding: How Local Colleges are Handling Federal Emergency Grants for Students

"Four years ago Antone Mitchell left her home in Fort Washington to start college at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the institution closed; forcing the 22-year old back to Maryland.'Having to go from my 2 1/2 bedroom apartment to like just coming back home, it's different,' she said," WJLA reported

...What many college students are counting on to ease the financial burden caused by the pandemic is CARES Act funding.

'Congress appropriated money that could be given directly to students to help them cover any emergency costs associated with any COVID related disruptions,' said Justin Draeger, President and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators."

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Publication Date: 5/13/2020

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