Chicago Defender: City Colleges of Chicago to Award Students $12.7 Million in CARES Act Emergency Funds


In an effort to support its students during this pandemic, City Colleges of Chicago is working to award eligible students $12.7 million in federal CARES Act funds. More than 22,000 City Colleges students are potentially eligible for CARES Act funds, and in a week, more than 8,000 students have submitted a statement of need form and are on their way to receiving federal funds.

“Our community college students are working to complete their education, many while supporting families, dealing with work disruptions or life as essential workers,” said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. “I am proud that City Colleges has moved quickly to distribute needed financial support in a thoughtful, deliberate manner with the goal of supporting our students equitably at this challenge time.”

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