Undocumented students get access to emergency relief funds

In response to the pandemic last year, Congress passed the CARES Act which set aside some cash for students who were struggling to pay for school. However the so-called higher education emergency relief funds were unavaible to undocumented students.

“Under the previous administration, the Education Department made a determination saying that undocumented students would not be eligible for the funds…even though, undocumented students were counted towards the overall student population in terms of how much money an institution should be given,” said Miriam Feldblum of the Presidents’ Alliance.

Feldblum said the Biden Administration is in the process of reversing that decision. The change will allow students, like third-year Texas Tech University student Angelica Murillo, to begin the process of working with her advisors to receive financial help.

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