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Some are choosing cheaper schools, taking gap years, or staying closer to home. Others are hoping that, if college is online in the fall, tuition might be lower.
But with high unemployment and economic uncertainty will students want to take on loans?
Unemployment is higher than it's been since the Great Depression. Economists estimate that more than 40% of layoffs will likely be permanent.
Food banks are seeing a surge in demand as COVID-19 pandemic pushes many newly-unemployed toward food insecurity.
Nonprofits and online fundraisers have seen an uptick in donations since stimulus checks started appearing in bank accounts.
For Autumn Saxton-Ross, work is a big part of her identity. With her job and so much else now on hold, she's trying to figure out who she is "in this new weird world."
As COVID-19 stimulus and unemployment checks start to go out, some of the most vulnerable are left behind
Many of those that are most in need don’t qualify for aid.
Most federal student loans qualify for a temporary suspension during the coronavirus pandemic, but not all.
Their restaurant closed because of COVID-19. For an undocumented family, savings is their only safety net.
For Marco Saavedra, his family, and millions like them, there will be no $1,200 coronavirus stimulus check and no small business disaster loan to help get them through the pandemic.
Check your lease, call your landlord, and get ready to apply to the new federal Paycheck Protection Program.