College students and faculty reflect on what it’s been like to attend school and teach classes in a pandemic, which first disrupted their academic and personal lives almost a year ago.
Compared with last year, 18 percent fewer students had filled out the FAFSA. The decline is worse in schools with higher populations of working-class students and students of color.
“We’re excluding the highest need students,” says the director of a statewide nonprofit group.
The second wave of funding is nearly three times the amount the state received last year from the education portion of the CARES Act.