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AAU, Associations Request Clarification of HEERF II Student Aid Grant Restrictions

AAU today joined ACE and 33 other higher education associations on a letter to acting Secretary of Education Phil Rosenfelt to request the department clarify that Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds, or “HEERF II,” can be used to help all students, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients and international students. The letter praises the department’s decision to exempt the HEERF II from its implementing regulations for HEERF I but leaves uncertainty about the scope of eligibility for HEERF II student aid grants.

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