Report: Community Colleges Are Being Short-Changed by the CARES ActMay 12, 2020 |
by Lois Elfman
Emergency aid for students is crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some of the most vulnerable students are being overlooked.
Congress has allocated $6.28 billion in emergency grants to college students as part of “phase three” of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The purpose is to help students overcome challenges arising from COVID-19. These funds are meant to help students address issues such as food and housing insecurity and assist them in staying on track with their education.