Students at Mansfield University and other state operated universities in Pennsylvania are feeling the pain from the lack of a new state budget.
It’s now 148 days late.
Students who have been awarded state grants are not getting the funding until the state budget passes.
Schools are crediting student accounts even though the funding hasn’t been received if the grant money was to help cover tuition, fees, room or board.
However for some students, the grant money was their means to buy books or food and other off-campus living expenses,
The President of Mansfield University, Francis Hendricks says they’re doing what they can to help.
The state budget impasse has left over 150-thousand college students across Pennsylvania waiting to receive their state higher education assistance grants.