Emergency Aid During the Pandemic: Improving Equitable Practice and Documenting Impact

Emergency aid is a responsive and flexible tool being implemented at institutions of higher education throughout the nation. This spring, for the first time, Congress invested more than $6B in emergency aid via the Cares Act. Experience in the field offers insight on how to design and deploy emergency aid programs, including streamlining application processes, delivery to students, and setting clear and equitable decision criteria. But more evidence is needed…

#RealCollege During the Pandemic

The COVID19 pandemic struck American higher education in March 2020. Campuses closed, students lost jobs, and emergency resources fell far short of their needs. This new report examines the impact on the security of students’ basic needs…