Report: Public research universities spent 70% of pandemic relief

From Higher Ed Dive: “Public research universities spent almost $14.5 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding by the end of 2021, totaling about 70% of the amount they received, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The total includes $6.7 billion for emergency aid grants to graduate and undergraduate students, 79% of the funding lawmakers earmarked for that purpose. Institutions had spent just under $7 billion in institutional funding, about 66% of the total legislators set aside for direct aid to institutions. APLU expects public research universities to spend most of the remaining relief funding in 2022.”

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