Some students are seeing stimulus checks worth as much as $10,000 ahead of the holiday.
$40 billion dollars were allocated for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which offers students and their colleges financial relief from the pandemic.
Schools were given funding to give out to their students.
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Which schools have already sent payments?
Meharry Medical College recently sent out $10,000 payments to the majority of their 956 students.
Anyone that had the money direct deposited should have seen the payment hit their bank account last week.
Anyone that opted for a check may pick them up at the Cashier’s Office on campus.
Bushnell University gave 206 students $642,674 that demonstrated exceptional need for the assistance through their FAFSA or online application.
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Bushnell students saw on average $3,120. Others saw as much as $6,500.
Penn State gave 31,000 students between $1,000 and $1,800 during their first round of funding, and are offering an additional $1,000 during their second round of funding.
Students that did not qualify for the first round are eligible during the second round.
Florida State University gave 16,000 students grants out of $17.7 million.
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Which schools plan to send payments?
Duke University will give students grants worth $1,750 or $3,000 in Dec. depending on their level of need.
This will be the third round of checks for Duke students.
$15.5 million was given to the University of Rhode Island under the American Rescue Act.
Students will receive between $1,500 and $2,500 depending on expected family contribution.
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