COVID-19: Updates to Financial Aid and Student Loans

We are updating this page as we receive more information. Check back often for updates and answers to your questions.

 

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In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, and the uncertainty surrounding students at this time, we put together several resources to help students in need.

Whether you are struggling to find housing, lost your job, or were forced to drop classes due to online learning, we’ve done all the research for you. 

We know everyone is struggling to understand this new normal we find ourselves in and hope these resources provide some guidance and comfort while you find your way through it.

Latest COVID-19 News

  • How Do The CARES Act & Financial Aid Work?
    With the COVID-19 pandemic preventing many students from working, paying for their education is currently top of mind. Between the CARES Act and traditional financial aid, it can be challenging to know where to turn or what works for you. The good news is that any money you receive from the CARES Act will not…
  • Students and the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program
    College students could tap into $600-$800 a week of unemployment benefits College students could claim unemployment benefits for losing their summer internships, part-time jobs, and work-study opportunities Unemployment benefits are retroactive until January 27, 2020, making it possible for students to claim money for the last four months Applications are accepted by your state of…
  • A Student’s Guide to Being on Campus During a Pandemic
    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, college campuses around the world have shut down, causing students to continue their studies online. With the fall semester quickly approaching, and coronavirus still prevalent, campuses are likely to be much different this year. While some schools are continuing to host classes online, others are opening with a modified academic…
  • What New College Grads Need to Know About the Job Market During the Economic Downturn
    Students are worried, now more than ever, that they won’t be able to find gainful employment after graduation due to the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. The stock market is crashing, businesses are closing, and…

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How Will COVID-19 Impact My Student Loans?

  • Coronavirus Student Loan Relief Programs: Your Financial Options
    If you find yourself in a situation where making your student loan payment is difficult, there are a few steps you can take to seek relief…
  • COVID-19: Real Student Issues & Possible Solutions
    While some students can move back in with their parents and continue their education online, others are left stranded at risk of becoming homeless…
  • The 2020 Complete Guide To Aid Appeal
    It can be frustrating to go through the FAFSA® process only to get your financial aid award letter and find out it’s not enough to cover what you need for school.  If you’ve found yourself in this situation, and you’re experiencing financial hardships or a major life event, there is an option. You can consider…

Can I Still Receive Financial Aid for Online Classes?

How Do I Transition to Online Classes?

  • How to use Zoom for online classes
    Do I need a Zoom account? You can join zoom meetings without necessarily creating an account but having one allows you to do more. For instance, you can host meetings as well as attend them.  Once you set-up an account, you can go into settings and make any necessary changes. You can choose to get…
  • Resources for Students Impacted by Coronavirus Online Classes
    As schools take precautions against COVID-19 and transition students to an online learning environment, it can be a disaster for disadvantaged students already struggling to keep up with their classes…
  • Successful Strategies for Passing an Online Class
    Students who have only operated in traditional classrooms might find the adjustment to online learning difficult. Luckily, there are some easy ways to set yourself up for success…
  • Time Management Tips for Online Classes
    Here are some easy tips to follow to help you manage your time and successfully complete your online classes…

Employment Benefits and Work from Home Resources for Working Students