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SNHU offers emergency fund for students affected by shutdown

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Southern New Hampshire University has established a $1 million emergency fund for students and employees affected by the partial government shutdown.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports SNHU is offering payments of between $250 and $1,000 to students and employees in “immediate financial crisis.” The money will be available to students who are federal employees not receiving a paycheck because of the shutdown, or students and university employees whose spouses or partners are federal employees not receiving a paycheck.
University President Paul LeBlanc says the payments come from the school’s reserve funds.
SNHU has a campus in Manchester and 135,000 students worldwide.