How President Biden’s Relief Package Is Affecting Students

President Biden and the United States Congress have recently passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This plan includes funds that could help education systems all across the country. Temple is one of many universities that are receiving funds that could help campus and students return safely to in-person classes this fall.

When it comes to the personal lives of students themselves, not all are students are filed as dependents, and those who are filed as independents, have different opinions on the recently passed act.

Sophomore Griffin King, gave us his thoughts on President Biden’s new plan.

“I am filed as a dependent under my parents taxes so President Biden’s plan will help me pay for my rent and other necessities.”

King also went on to share with us how he feels about returning to campus this fall.

“As we transition into the fall semester, I am excited to be back on campus because I feel like I am missing out on a true college experience.”

Students who are filed as independents are affected a little differently when it comes to the current plan and they too also have different thoughts pertaining to the matter.

Senior Rayna McGlynn shared her perspective on the new plan and her final semester at Temple.

“As an independent, I rely heavy on my income from my internship to pay for books and necessities. It is unfortunate that my last three semesters here were affected by the pandemic, but I am happy we can have an in-person graduation.” says McGlynn.

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