A specific group of people will be receiving stimulus payments worth $6,300 next year following a delay this month.
Hundreds of students in Atlanta are anxiously awaiting their overdue payments.
The Morehouse School of Medicine is using funding from the Economic Security Act they received as pandemic aid to give its students grants.
The checks are designed to help students pay for educational, financial, and mental health care costs among other things.
The payments were originally meant to be sent out Dec. 15, but federal education department officials wanted to review the details first.
The school is hoping to be able to send the checks by Jan. 7 after the review is complete.
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Under the American Rescue Plan, $40 billion dollars was earmarked for educational institutions and its students.
This is part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
Many colleges have already sent their students stimulus checks
Students enrolled at George Washington University that were enrolled on or after March 13, 2020 benefitted from the money the school received.
The university was given $91. million the first round, followed by $14 million during the second and third rounds.
10,000 students that applied were given payments.
Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee has given grants worth $10,000 to 956 students.
Duke University started sending grants worth $1,750 or $3,000 to students in Dec.
Other colleges have already paid its students stimulus grant money
The University of Rhode Island gave their students payments worth between $1,500 and $2,500 in Nov. from the $15.5 million they received.
Florida State University disbursed $17.7 million in grants to 16,000 students in Oct.
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