Quinsigamond Community College in Massachusetts plans to clear the unpaid balances of students enrolled during the pandemic, using over $2.5million from federal coronavirus relief funds.
The debt forgiveness program aims to help students complete their degrees after a trying academic year.
By eliminating this debt, we are taking an equitable approach to higher education. We find that students with debt are less likely to enroll or stay in college, Luis G. Pedraja, president of the college, said in a release. This eliminates that barrier. As we recover from the pandemic, we want to give our students in need a fresh start to a better life and a way to enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge they need, and our businesses need, in…
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