Kansas universities juggle budget problems amid coronavirus
April 24, 2020
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas colleges will soon get millions in federal money to help with the ripple effects from the coronavirus, but educators and experts say it's not nearly enough.
The roughly $2 trillion CARES Act, meant as a life preserver for the national economy, added higher ed to the list of its beneficiaries. The government said half of the $13 billion for public and private universities must go to student grants. But the need is greater than that. Some students have lost the ability to pay hefty tuition bills — not to mention rent or groceries — and universities have lost...