It’s not clear if U.S. colleges (or anyone) will be receiving getting more stimulus before the end of the year.
And several community college leaders told Yahoo Finance that if they don’t, many of these schools will struggle to survive in the years to come.
“The biggest concern is we’re going to find many institutions that are serving some students with the greatest need or the greatest barriers to persistence and completion may not have the financial viability to continue,” Carrie Welton, director of Policy and Advocacy at the Hope Center, told Yahoo Finance. “We’re actually risking taking those institutions off the table for students altogether. I think that’s probably the greatest restaurant, obviously institutions need to be available for students to be able to attend.”
‘We desperately need help’
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system oversees 17 institutions serving 85,000 students, and CSCU President Mark Ojakian