NASFAA Mention: Many Colleges Have Started Distributing Federal Coronavirus Aid to Students, Survey Finds

“A new survey from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) offers some insight into how many colleges have started distributing federal emergency grants to students affected by the coronavirus,” Education Dive reports.

“The Education Department began releasing more than $6 billion in CARES grant money earmarked for students in early April.

… But the drama around the CARES funding has seemingly not stopped colleges from handing out the grants. About 94% of colleges said they had distributed any amount of CARES funds, according to NASFAA's survey. This is an increase from a month ago, when the group found only 28% of responding colleges had started distributing the money."

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Publication Date: 6/17/2020

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