The San Mateo County Community College District will use federal funding to provide student debt relief and financial aid to students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The three colleges of the district collectively received over $23 million through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This is the third round of higher education funding coming to the college district, which includes Caada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College.
Just over half of those relief funds, or almost $13 million, will go toward helping students, as the program requires institutions to allocate at least half of funding toward student aid.
Almost $12 million will go toward direct…