More Aid Available to Students at Hurricane-Affected Institutions

The U.S. Department of Education has announced it will redirect $22.9 million in unspent funds to provide assistance to institutions that have been affected by the 2017 series of severe hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

According to the announcement, the Department “will provide $5.4 million to students through the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program, at 285 colleges and universities, including 277 postsecondary schools located in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.” Additionally, the Department plans to provide $17.5 million by means of the Federal Work Study program.

This new aid is in addition to the $18 million already disbursed in 2017. To learn more about the resources available to schools and institutions affected by the hurricanes, please visit the Department’s website.

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Zachary VanHouten

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