COVID-19 Update: $9B in Financial Aid for Students Struggling because of COVID-19

On April 22, 2020, the Federal Government announced $9 billion in financial aid for post-secondary students who are not eligible for existing COVID-19 support programs. Eligible postsecondary students will receive $1,250 a month from May until August.

Eligible students include:

  • Students currently attending postsecondary school;
  • Students planning to start postsecondary school in September 2020;
  • College and University students who graduated in December 2019; and
  • College and University students who have jobs but are earning less than $1,000 per month.

As the financial aid has only recently been announced, we expect to provide further details as they become available.

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