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Student Aid Flexibility in Response to Coronavirus



by Ellie Ashford

The U.S. Education Department (ED) is giving colleges and universities flexibility on financial aid requirements in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

A March 5 directive from ED’s Office of Postsecondary Education responds to concerns from college leaders about how they should comply with federal Title IV regulations regarding students who are ill or quarantined, recalled from travel-abroad experiences or can no longer attend classes, internships or clinical rotations due to the coronavirus.

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