When the COVID-19 consumer stimulus package was first announced, many critics pointed out a seemingly massive flaw in the proposed distribution of financial aid. While dependents age 17 and under helped their parents qualify for an extra $500, dependents over the age of 17 – the status of most college students – would not qualify for a stimulus check of any kind.

While many criticisms of the stimulus package are justified, the final bill actually does include financial aid for college students – provided they’re willing to jump through a few hoops. Unlike the $1,200 stimulus checks that were mailed out or transferred automatically, student aid has been distributed in a much more complicated fashion.

As such, many students are leaving that stimulus money on the table. If you’re a student, here’s what you may be eligible for.

What Students are Eligible for

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