Connecticut is offering a helping hand to community college students who were enrolled during the pandemic. The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system has announced plans to forgive a total of $17-million in student debt for those enrolled from summer 2019 through spring 2021 semesters.
This will benefit more than 18-thousand students and it’s being paid for with money from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. And the state system is also removing the holds that kept those students from registering for classes because of money they owed.
“Community college students have been hit especially hard by COVID-19,” explains Terrance Cheng, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. “By eliminating the debt those students owe to institutions, we are removing a hurdle that prevents far too many people from continuing their educational journeys.”
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