This week, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6322, the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (P.L. 116-140). The legislation would minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student veterans by ensuring educational benefits will remain available to them. Given that schools and universities adopt new strategies to minimize the impact of the coronavirus disease on students, the law expands on the previously passed S.3503 to provide additional flexibilities. Among the provisions, the law allows the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue providing work study allowances to student veterans even if their employment has been interrupted due to the pandemic. CGS has previously supported this legislation and signed onto a community letter before it was passed into law.


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.