Bianca Sass

As Pandemic Poses New Strains on Low-Income Families, Campus Life Provides Students a Sense of Stability

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Amherst College prides itself on offering some of the most generous financial aid packages in the country, matriculating a socioeconomically diverse student body and offering programs, offices and spaces to support and foster community among low-income students. Leveling the socioeconomic playing field, however, has become a far more arduous task in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has completely upended the traditional residential college experience.