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Financial aid resources are available for students who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a program to help those struggling to pay for Internet amid the pandemic, stating that a household is eligible to receive the benefit if one member of the household received a federal Pell Grant during the current award year, among other criteria for eligibility. Under the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, eligible households can receive up to $50 per month to help pay for broadband internet service. The program has been authorized by the FCC and launched on May 12, 2021. Check this page for updates. A copy of the student's paid invoice that shows the student's receipt of a Pell Grant during the current award year or a copy of the student's Student Aid Report will serve as proper documentation, according to the notice from the FCC. Students can access their Student Aid Report by signing into their FAFSA.
The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was expanded as part of the sweeping relief package to allow college students to more easily access the program, temporarily removing work and eligibility requirements for students - a change that will be in place for the duration of the public health emergency due to the coronavirus.
The federal government is keeping a list of unemployment benefits, healthcare benefits, small business loans, and other resources at https://benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources.