UNC students wait on funding
The University is beginning to release emergency funding from the federal coronavirus relief bill for students who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but some students have criticized the administration for moving too slowly to release funds and not being transparent about the process.
Nearly 1200 people have signed this online petition asking UNC to change its plans for the care Zach funding. Those who depend on need based scholarships and grants believe they aren't getting the money. They're old speeches. A rising senior in the Carolina coveted program for low income students basically said that I would have to exhaust all my loan options before they can, you know, give me any sort of exact funded, and that's what he was told in March 2 months later, the university adjusted financial aid packages to include the emergency funding basically adjusting my knee. This is need based aid to compensate for the amount of money that I'm going to get indicates that, except for me, I'm you know, I have to think about am I really, you know, getting the money that I I'm actually entitled to. If you're grants are reduced by $2000 your cares act money should at least be $3000. These students are concerned about where the money is going and why it's taking so long to distribute. One thing that I really, really would have liked to have seen is just more transparency in a statement, the university said, While not every student with financial need will necessarily receive a cares at Grant, our goal is to ensure there are sufficient university funds. The students we talked to believe the money should be separate from their financial aid packages. With just a few weeks left to prepare for the semester, they say every dollar counts. So we are calling students, and we have. We try to obviously save up every penny that we care. U. N C says they fulfill 2000 student requests dispersing $2 million Care Act funds so far Laura Levin W Oreo News.