BOISE, Idaho — Idaho’s public higher education institutions are expected to receive more than $36 million in federal relief funding as a result of the CARES Act approved by Congress and President Trump.
Half of that money must be used as direct emergency financial aid grants to students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption and financial hardship it has created for students across Idaho. The institutions have discretion in how the funding is allocated to students.
The figures were included in an update delivered during today’s special Idaho State Board of Education meeting. Here is how CARES Act funds will be distributed to Idaho’s public institutions:
Funding Available for Emergency Financial Aid For Students
|Boise State University|
|Idaho State University|
|University of Idaho|
|College of Western Idaho|
|North Idaho College|
|College of Southern Idaho|
|Lewis-Clark State College|
|College of Eastern Idaho|
Board members also heard how Idaho’s high schools and institutions are considering changing how Dual Credit courses are graded this semester in response to the health crisis. Most Dual Credit courses are now being delivered through remote learning (online, teleconference, packets) and some students may receive a Pass/Fail grade rather than letter grades this semester for Dual Credit courses.
Idaho’s higher education institutions will accept Dual Credit if a student passes their Dual Credit course either with a passing letter grade or with a “P” grade.