College Students: The Forgotten Americans in a Pandemic

Mikelyn Britt ’23

Mikelyn Britt ’23

Full-time college students have been left out of the stimulus checks for the length of the  COVID-19 pandemic. Students aged 18 to 24 are still eligible to be claimed as dependents on their parents’ taxes and are therefore unqualified for the $1,400 stimulus checks. In addition to this oversight, because many college students are over 17, their parents do not receive the additional $500. Why are they different from any other dependents?

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