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U.S. Colleges May Suffer Billions In Revenue Loss Due To Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

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Marlo Safi Culture Reporter
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While campuses across the country are scrambling to prepare for virtual instruction after cancelling in-person classes due to the coronavirus spread, many of those same colleges may also grapple with a major loss of revenue from their international students affected by the new travel ban.

In late January, President Donald Trump officially suspended the entry of all people who had been in China two weeks before trying to enter the U.S., and he later enacted a month long travel ban on foreign nationals who had been in 28 European countries in an effort to stave off the coronavirus’ spread. (RELATED: US Universities In The ‘Crosshairs’ Of A Chinese-Backed Recruitment Operation, Bipartisan Senate Report Finds)