U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $6 billion will be distributed immediately to colleges and universities to provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. For more, click here.  For an FAQ about student loans, go here.

U.S. Department of Education has been directed to stop wage garnishment and collections actions for student loan borrowers and to refund more than $1.8 billion to students and families.

Secretary DeVos Directs FSA to Stop Wage Garnishment, Collections Actions for Student Loan Borrowers, Will Refund More Than $1.8 Billion to Students, Families WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that, due to the COVID-19 national...