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Sammi Sandefur stands in her yard

On the surface, it looked like smooth sailing for University of Iowa-bound Sammi Sandefur, but the final months leading up to graduation were anything but a pleasure cruise.

Silvia Astudillo with her family at the pumpkin patch

The ripple effect of COVID-19 impacted not only the way college students learned as they made the rapid transition to online classes, but it tossed them into unanticipated financial instability. Without the immediate support provided by Harper Student Emergency Relief Fund, some students feared losing the roof over their heads.


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