Year-End Bills Contain Federal Budget, Pandemic Relief, and Higher Ed Policy Provisions
Congress has finally passed two large bills that together will fund the federal government, provide additional relief for the economic blows of the pandemic, and make several noteworthy changes to higher education policy.
ED Announces Availability of New Relief Funds
The Department of Education has announced that $20.2 billion in COVID-19 relief aid for colleges and universities, allocated by Congress at the end of 2020, is now available.
First Days of Biden Administration Have Widespread Implications for Higher Education
In his first few days in office, President Joe Biden has proposed new immigration legislation and issued multiple executive orders that make changes for colleges and universities, as well as students and their families.