ED Considering Changes to Final Rule Restricting CARES Act Emergency Aid

The Department of Education (ED) is considering making changes to its interim final rule that stipulated emergency relief grants allocated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act be restricted to only students who are Title IV-eligible, according to POLITICO, citing a court filing made by the Trump administration.

The rule has faced several legal challenges and heavy criticism. A California district court judge in June blocked ED from applying the rule to any student attending California community colleges. ED has appealed the injunction, but asked the court to pause its appeal, per POLITICO.

In comments on the interim final rule, NASFAA said it excludes a broad swath of students unnecessarily and left institutions unsure of how to correctly award the funds.

 

 

Publication Date: 8/21/2020


You must be logged in to comment on this page.

Comments Disclaimer: NASFAA welcomes and encourages readers to comment and engage in respectful conversation about the content posted here. We value thoughtful, polite, and concise comments that reflect a variety of views. Comments are not moderated by NASFAA but are reviewed periodically by staff. Users should not expect real-time responses from NASFAA. To learn more, please view NASFAA’s complete Comments Policy.

Related Content

NASFAA Policy Update Webinar - May 2021: NASFAA Policy Update - May 2021

MORE | ADD TO FAVORITES

NASFAA Policy Update Webinar - December 2020: NASFAA Policy Update - December 2020

MORE | ADD TO FAVORITES

VIEW ALL
View Desktop Version