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Crisis and Response: the Impact of COVID-19 and the CARES Act on Postsecondary Education

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:30pm PDT
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In the wake of COVID-19’s fallout, postsecondary pathways are frayed and many institutions of higher education find themselves scrambling to mitigate impact on students. In a recent survey, Inside Higher Education found that an overwhelming majority of college presidents were concerned with the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus epidemic on students from low-income backgrounds. To date, the federal government issued $14 billion in aid to postsecondary institutions via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, with more than $6 billion going to support emergency student aid. This webinar will highlight states’ trends, consider the latest guidance concerning the CARES Act implementation, and address how philanthropy can fill in the gaps.

A discussion between funders and field experts will be moderated by Alex Harris, vice president of programs at Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. The panel includes Megan Coval, vice president of policy and federal relations at National Alliance of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Angela Sanchez, program officer for college success at ECMC Foundation, Michele Siqueiros, president of The Campaign for College Opportunity, and Martha Snyder, senior director at HCM Strategists.

Who May Attend 

Current NCG, SCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members.

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