Winter Haven, Florida – A central Florida college is canceling $1.2 million in student debt to alleviate financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Just in time for the holidays, almost 1,300 students at Polk State College in Winter Haven received the good news.
Students enrolled at the college between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, are eligible for the debt cancelation.
“Polk State College recognizes that student debt is a barrier to advancement and has added to student and family burdens during the pandemic,” Polk State College President Angela Garcia Falconetti said.
The college covered the debts with money received through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.