Changing federal guidance, logistical hiccups stall emergency grants to college students

Inside Higher Ed: Esosa Ruffin, a senior political science student at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., was interning at the Council for Opportunity in Education when Congress passed the CARES Act, a federal stimulus package, in late March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

She knew emergency aid would soon be on its way to college students nationwide, including those at Monmouth. In May, Ruffin graduated, and the university notified some students that grants were available.

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