By Destiny Scott
- Many colleges have seen a drop in student enrollment due to adjusting to online school and financial hardship.
- CUNY’s recent Comeback program forgave 18,000 student tuition balances for those who qualified.
- Grants like the Higher Education Emergency Fund authorized by the American Rescue plan are a few steps colleges are taking to engage students.
- Lawmakers like Senator Andrew Gounardes are working to get the new deal CUNY bill passed, which focuses on increasing mental health services and for tuition to be replaced by government funding.