Tens of thousands of California college students to get relief from emergency grants

At UC Irvine, more than 17,000 students will receive CARES funding, interim provost Hal Stern said. University officials created five tiers of funding, ranging from $500 to $1,500, that take into account whether students are dependents or considered financially independent and if they have children — in addition to their financial aid and expected family contribution. “Our guiding principles were to get money to the neediest populations we could identify. And make the process as easy as possible,” Stern said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]