Pandemic relief bill ‘doesn’t go far enough’ for higher education

EdScoop: The COVID-19 relief bill signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday will give higher education institutions nearly $23 billion, but the funding falls almost $100 billion shy of what some policy experts say those institutions need to recover.

The measure will provide $900 billion in government funding and pandemic aid, which will be available to publicly funded universities and colleges and not-for-profit private institutions. Those that need financial assistance most will be able to use the funding for lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses, technology costs due to the shift to online learning and financial aid for students.

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