Why rich students get more financial aid than poor ones

“Better prepared students, higher graduation rates and a better chance of attracting students who will later give back to the college — that’s the reward system that’s in place,” says Van Der Werf, adding that there’s no similar reward system for helping low-income students.

Liverpool make U-turn on UK virus financial aid

“A range of possible scenarios were considered, including but not restricted to: applying to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which pays 80% of salary and guaranteeing the 20% payment; applying to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme with a guarantee to reimburse monies received at a later date and, thirdly, finding an alternative means to cover […]

HCM City provides financial relief to poor, unemployed people

HCM City (VNA) – As many as 9,000 poor and near-poor households in Ho Chi Minh City that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive monthly relief payments of 1 million VND (42 USD) each for three months, starting in April, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. Up […]

Colleges suffering huge financial blows from pandemic

Scores of colleges say they’re taking heavy hits as they refund money to students for housing, dining and parking after campuses closed last month. Many schools are losing millions more in ticket sales after athletic seasons were cut short, and some say huge shares of their reserves have been wiped out amid wild swings in […]

Covid-19: UK universities at risk of collapse, warn unions

Indian and other international students typically pay three times the course fee applicable to UK and EU students, besides contributing to the UK economy through maintenance and travel expenses. The international students are estimated to bring billions of pounds each year.

These 20 Groups Are Offering Aid to Artists in Need

Anonymous Was a Woman Relief Grants: Anonymous Was A Woman, partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts, plans to distribute $250,000 in unrestricted grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 in the United States and territories. The grants are intended to help artists respond to financial hardship […]

When Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man co-star Terrence Howard blamed him for Marvel ouster: ‘He took money that was supposed to go to me’

Howard in a 2013 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen had implied that after the box office success of Iron Man, Downey was offered a huge pay hike for the sequel, with the option of having it distributed among the original cast members, but he chose to keep most of it for […]

F1 team Mercedes to deliver 10,000 breathing aids to the NHS to help care for coronavirus patients

CPAP machines help to keep patients’ airways open and increase the amount of oxygen entering the lungs by pushing air and oxygen into the mouth and nose at a continuous rate. UK-based Formula One teams are also helping to produce thousands of ventilators desperately needed by the country’s National Health Service.

Future of EU in Jeopardy Over Lack of Financial Response to COVID-19 Crunch, Spanish Ministers Warn

The raging coronavirus health crisis has brought about serious economic fallout, which is to be dealt with in the months to come. The pandemic has seen as many as 1,350,000 infected globally to date and about 79,200 dead, according to updated WHO statistics.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar calls for speeding up disbursement of aide to those affected by lockdown

At a high-level meeting he chaired to review the coronavirus situation, Kumar noted that 3.80 lakh requests for aide have been received from migrant workers stranded in other states and financial assistance of Rs 1,000 each has been provided to 1.42 lakh by way of direct cash transfer.