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Latest federal relief proposal includes $20B for higher ed

December 17, 2020

Higher education hasn’t seen relief funding since March, when President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, giving $14 billion to the sector.

Since then, colleges’ budgetary pressures have escalated, with enrollment widely down and state funding likely to shrink in the coming fiscal year. The American Council on Education wrote to Congressional leaders multiple times, asking for at least $120 billion.

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