New Tuition Dollars for College Students
Because of the pandemic, college students have hit additional financial barriers to continuing their education. As a result, students are taking fewer credits, or taking time off. However, the new federal stimulus can help. The Tuition Assistance through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act can provide relief now.
Much of this information is very new, but let’s use the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) as an example. Each college in the CCSNH network is reaching out to students and families, encouraging anyone touched by COVID-19 to apply for assistance.
New students can also apply for assistance – just be sure to have your FAFSA ready to check your eligibility.
What the Relief Can Cover
Aside from the cost of attendance like tuition and textbooks, this funding can also cover expenses related to childcare, off-campus housing and utilities, medication, mental health, off-campus food and toiletries, and expenses related to online learning.
Are You Eligible?
Contact the financial aid office of the college you wish to attend to determine your eligibility. Eligibility and funding allowances are subject to federal guidelines.
Students can use the funds starting in spring 2021 through January 2022. Anyone interested in enrolling in college this summer or fall apply for assistance – including high school students preparing to graduate this year.