Congress Provided $30 Billion In Emergency Aid For Students, What Did We Learn?

"Early 2020 saw colleges close campus housing, students sent home or sometimes into homelessness, and a switch to online learning as lockdowns led to a massive shift in how higher education operated. These changes also left many students without the employment they relied on to make ends meet, since, with no one on campus, work-study jobs disappeared, as did off-campus jobs in restaurants and in retail," Forbes reports.

... "New research from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators (NASPA), and HCM Strategists shows that emergency aid provided to students at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic reduced stress and helped alleviate issues like food and housing insecurity. The research also argues that lessons learned from providing emergency aid at scale for the first time can help improve how similar aid is designed and delivered in the future."

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Publication Date: 10/20/2022

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