Higher Education Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

August 23, 2020 | Lauren Klosinski

As the situation continues to develop, legislators are taking an active role in addressing both the immediate and long-term challenges related to the outbreak. As many colleges close on-campus housing and dining, legislators have introduced bills to ensure students receive refunds for room and board expenses. Other states are considering bills that would pause the collection of payments on state held student loans. Pending legislation also requires higher education institutions to develop and expand emergency preparedness and response plans. Legislators are also exploring strategies to address funding and appropriations for public colleges and universities.

This page from The National Conference on State Legislatures (NCSL) provides a comprehensive list of the changes, expected and active, that colleges and universities are making in response to the COVID-19 crisis. NCSL is monitoring the evolving situation related to Coronavirus and will continue to update this page as new information becomes available. 

As a reminder, the Hellenic Hearts Educational Guidance Program (EGP) is here as a resource to help navigate these challenging circumstances. Visit our website or contact us at epg@hellenichearts.org with any questions or concerns or for more information on our mentoring, networking, admissions counseling, and professionalism programs.

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