April 9, 2020
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- While it's difficult to think of routine events during this challenging time, participation in the 2020 Census remains of vital importance for every person in the United States of America.
The 2020 Census is a count of each individual living in the country of the United States of America, as of April 1, 2020. 0ver $600 billion dollars in federal funds is distributed based on the Census. This includes funding programs that assist students, such as federal Pell Grants, safety, mental health services, student wellness programs, adult education grants, Medicaid and much more.
According to the U.S. Census 2020, students should be counted in the place where you live most of the year. For most students, that's your college address, even if you are not at school right now due to the coronavirus. Students living on-campus are counted by the University.
Further guidance from the U.S. Census 2020 advises:
To ensure you are counted, please complete the 2020 Census now at: my2020census.gov.