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female student carrying books

California Colleges Assist Undocumented Students

We all know the amazing things Latinx students can do when given the opportunity, like the students in Monterrey inventing more affordable respirators to combat COVID-19.

With money being tight right now for many students enrolled in (or seeking) higher education, California community colleges have stepped up their financial aid to the most vulnerable. Through efforts by groups such as the Cuesta College Foundation and the Santa Monica College Foundation, undocumented students are being prioritized for emergency aid that goes towards school supplies, housing, and meals.

It was announced in late April that undocumented students would be entirely excluded from the emergency coronavirus college relief or CARES Act, which allocates billions across all higher education institutions.

The emergency funds couldn’t come at a more crucial time, as many students are also part-time workers who have seen a loss of income due to the pandemic.

Be sure to check out the in-depth writeup by Mikhail Zinshteyn at Cal Matters, and thanks to those working hard to support all students!

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