CLASP Public Comments Opposing Interim Final Rule on Eligibility of Higher Education Students for CARES Act Funding

In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s Docket ID ED-2020-OPE-0078: Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from June 17, 2020, CLASP submitted these comments on July 17, 2020 to the U.S. Department of Education. The comments oppose the interim final rule in its entirety and urges the Department to promptly withdraw it and rescind its policy guidance. The interim final rule would cause harm and further disrupt the postsecondary education and livelihoods of DACA, TPS, and DED recipients and undocumented students.