The #RealCollege Student Implications of The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted on March 18th, 2020 to address the needs of families impacted by COVID-19. The pandemic has created a dire situation for many individuals and families, this includes millions of #RealCollege students, who no longer have a steady source of income, child care and may be infected with COVID-19. 

Research shows that sizable numbers of #RealCollege students were unable to meet their basic needs prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has become even more difficult due to job losses, college and k-12 school closures, and health challenges. While the FFCRA does not specifically target college students, it does offer new resources that may provide critical support for students that may help them continue their education.