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Student Online Learning Resources July 7, 2020

by Laurie Blandino on 2020-07-07T15:41:02-05:00 | Comments

Stay Informed: Get the Facts

Know the Facts about Coronavirus 2019

Get the facts about the Coronavirus disease.  The CDC has five important facts that everyone should be aware of to stop the spread of the virus and the spread of rumors.


Understand How to Stop the Spread

The CDC explains clearly how the virus spreads and how to protect yourself and your community.  Check out these practical tips to prevent the growing number of cases and get Louisiana back on track.


A User's Guide To Masks: What's Best At Protecting Others (And Yourself)

NPR - Maria Goddoy - July 1, 2020

A growing body of evidence supports the idea that wearing face masks in public, even when you feel well, can help curb the spread of the coronavirus — since people can spread the virus even without showing symptoms. That's the main reason to wear a mask: to protect other people from you.


Be Aware: Student Aid and International Students

Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

Get updated information about the CARES act and how it affects federal student loan borrowers directly from the U.S. Department of Education.


International Students Banned From Online-Only Instruction

Emma Whitford - Inside Higher Ed - July 7, 2020

New guidance for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has stoked anger and confusion from students, faculty and immigration advocates.

The new temporary final rule, issued Monday afternoon, prohibits international students from returning to or remaining in the United States this fall if the colleges they attend adopt online-only instruction models amid the pandemic.


Financial Aid 101 from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance has information on TOPS, deadlines, work study, and the FAFSA.  You can also find the TOPS award amount by school for Louisiana.


Information on Requests for Exceptions and Coronavirus Q&A

Have you or your family been affected by the Coronavirus?  Find the information you need about Requests for Exception and learn about how the Coronavirus has affected TOPS requirements.


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