US government says overseas students eligible for Covid funds

The US Department of Education has advised that all higher education students, regardless of immigration status, will be eligible to receive emergency Covid relief funding, while a fundraising campaign to support international students is being renewed.

“The Department of Education’s updated guidance that expands eligibility for the HEERF financial aid grants to all students regardless of immigration status is very welcomed news. We extend our deep thanks to Secretary Cardona and the Biden Harris administration for fulfilling the intent of Congress by making these emergency relief funds available to all students in need, regardless of their immigration status,” said Executive Director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Miriam Feldblum, said in a statement.

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