Concerned they are being left out of getting additional help in the next coronavirus relief package, the association representing for-profit colleges and universities said their students were helped by previous relief funding and would be helped by more aid.
Eighty-four percent of 15 top officials at for-profit institutions said funding from the two relief packages passed by Congress and former president Trump last year had an “extremely positive impact on student ability to attend class,” said a survey released Wednesday by the association, Career Education Colleges and Universities.
Another 81 percent said the funds helped students complete assignments; 81 percent also said they helped instructors teach effectively, and 79 percent said they helped students engage with course materials.
More than half the of the for-profit institutions said they exceeded the packages’ requirements by spending more than half of the funding on emergency grants to students. And a little than a third said they spent more than 70 percent of their relief funding on students.