Coronavirus: College students feeling left out — may not receive stimulus checks

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Last Friday, President Trump signed a historic stimulus package to help Americans maintain financial stability during the COVID-19 pandemic. One demographic is saying they were left out.

In the package, those who are claimed as a dependent by someone else are not eligible to receive a stimulus check.

Millions of college students fall into that category. University of Tennessee professor of economic research Don Bruce says he believes this was an accidental omission.

“There are obviously things that need to be addressed, one of which, is the omission of students,” Bruce said.

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