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COVID-19: DOE excludes certain noncitizen students from pandemic aid

  1. Date Announced

    June 17, 2020

    On June 17, 2021, the Department of Education issued a final interim rule to demarcate student eligibility for relief under the CARES Act (March 2020). Under the Act, "student" was not defined, however, in defining eligible students to receive relief aid, the DOE decided to exclude undocumented students. [ID #1328]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 17, 2020
  3. Biden Administration Action

    May 14, 2021

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On May 14, 2021, DOE issued a final rule revoking the requirement that students be eligible under Title IV of the HEA in order to receive relief aid.

    2021.05.14 Department of Education, Eligibility To Receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Programs

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