Elon University receives over $2.9 million in federal aid for students, institutional debt

By Kyra O’Connor


Asha Banerjee, a policy analyst for the Center for Law and Social Policy, said the coronavirus is deepening existing inequities in higher education. Because of the way the allocation formula distributes aid, many community colleges will receive less federal aid than four-year universities because they do not have as many full-time students enrolled.  

“Students with low income, students of color, first generation students, working students before this crisis really struggled to get the resources they needed, not only to complete their education, but to really succeed and thrive. Now with the pandemic the situation has just gotten so much worse,” Banerjee said.


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