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CARES ACT Emergency Aid for Higher Ed Students

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020.  This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the Trump Administration’s commitment to protecting the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. It included aid for Institutions of Higher Education to support displaced students. Young people from foster care are considered a highly vulnerable student population, so FosterClub encourages college students to apply for support ASAP.

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Want to know how much $ your school is going to distribute to displaced students? Take a look:  https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/allocationsforsection18004a1ofcaresact.pdf

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Aid for Higher Ed Students from foster care 

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance. Institutions have the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant. From https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresact.html#stu

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What can emergency financial aid grants provided by the CARES Act be used for?

Emergency financial aid grants to students can be used for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).  From https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/studentfaqs515.pdf

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