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California community colleges claim Department of Education regulation violates Constitution

May 13, 2020

Via: Jurist

In a lawsuit filed on Monday, several community colleges in California alleged that community college restrictions on COVID-19 aid violate the Constitution and exclude more than half of all of the students in the California community college system, “including many identified as economically disadvantaged.”

The CARES Act allocated 580 million dollars to aid community colleges in California and authorized them to distribute the aid as seemed appropriate. The Department of Education (DOE) clarified that these funds are not Title IV financial aid.

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