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

  1. Original 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]

    2020.06.17 Department of Education, Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
  2. Effective Date

    June 17, 2020
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  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    May 14, 2021

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

    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.

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Current Status

Not in effect
May 14, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Humanitarian Citizenship
Agencies Affected: Other

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