Relief and Assistance

COVID-19 Resources for Students

This page serves as a consolidated directory of resources offered by businesses, organizations, universities, and people in response to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on first-generation and/or low-income college students across the country. Our team will continue to update this as we come across additional resources. We also encourage you to share with us additional resources by clicking here.

Together, as a community, we are here for you - and we will get through this!

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Free Online Courses

The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania. All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the U.S. News and World Report national university rankings.

These Ivy League schools are also highly selective and extremely hard to get into. But the good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms. So far, they’ve created over 500 courses, of which around 450 are still active. 

SPONSOR: CLASS CENTRAL

Free Access to Online Journals and Books

Publishers provided temporary content access – text resources in COVID-19 relief efforts for students.

SPONSORS: VARIOUS PUBLISHERS AND ONLINE DATABASE HOSTS

Free Adobe Online Tools

In response to requests from educators, Adobe has announced that it will be providing free at-home access to Creative Cloud apps to those students who usually only have access on-campus. It’s one way the software maker is trying to empower students to keep learning amid campus closures caused by the novel coronavirus.

SPONSOR: ADOBE

Free Online Books, Journals, and Media

During the current COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR and our participating publishers are making additional content freely available to participating institutions where students have been displaced.

SPONSOR: JSTOR AND ARTSTOR

Free Digital Platforms and eBooks

For U.S. higher education institutions experiencing unplanned, mid-semester impacts due to COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester.

SPONSOR: CENGAGE

Free Discounts and Benefits

120+ resources and discounts for the communities impacted by COVID-19.

SPONSOR: TWINE CPO HUB

Free and Discounted Services

A crowd-sourced comprehensive directory of free and discounted services for everyone, healthcare workers, and for students/educators.

SPONSOR: COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Free New York Times Updates

We are providing free access to the most important news and useful guidance on the coronavirus outbreak to help readers understand the pandemic. Sign up with an email address to read all of the articles on this page.

SPONSOR: NEW YORK TIMES

Guidance for Study Interruptions

This electronic announcement addresses concerns expressed by higher education leaders regarding how they should comply with Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) policies for students whose activities are impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19), either directly because the student is ill or quarantined, or indirectly because the student was recalled from travel-abroad experiences, can no longer participate in internships or clinical rotations, or attends a campus that temporarily suspended operations. This information provides flexibilities for schools that are working to help students complete the term in which they are currently enrolled.

SPONSOR: FAFSA

Life Guidance and Resources during COVID-19

Two young professionals put together this comprehensive list of resources to help you stay informed as well as physically and financially healthy during this unprecedented time.

SPONSORS: GLORIA AND RUIDI

Philly COVID-19 Resources

In 2017, the Philadelphia Education Fund launched PhillyGoes2College to serve as a resource for students and families interested in learning more the process of applying, financing, and enrolling in college.

With the advent of COVID-19, we recognize that PhillyGoes2College can play a key role in supporting high school and college students who will now need to navigate a new, uncertain, and quickly changing educational journey.

As a starting point for those who have questions, the Philadelphia Education Fund recently joined with our partners at Philadelphia Futures and Summer Search Philadelphia to produce a COVID-19 Resource Guide containing answers to frequently asked questions and resources for current and future college students.

Over the following weeks, watch for new resources to be posted on this site, and turn to our social media for timely updates.

SPONSOR: PHILLYGOES2COLLEGE