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Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is pleased to announce our partnership with the U.S. Department of Education in the delivery of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
MCC completed the Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education and agrees to provide no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The federal program provides grants to students for expenses directly related to the disruption of their education due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The expenses a student can request assistance for may include technology, books/supplies, food, housing and living expenses, health-care, childcare costs as well as other expenses related to the impact from COVID-19.
MCC was awarded $4,354,525 in funding by the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial aid Grants to Students. MCC estimated that approximately 6,800 students enrolled in the spring 2020 semester who may be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act.
As of July 9, MCC has distributed $2,941,696 to 2,080 students.
MCC chose to distribute the CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students through an online request process. The grant award amount varies based on each applicants request and available funding. The maximum award amount is $1,500. Students may apply by completing the CARES Act Emergency Grant Request online. Learn more and apply.
Students who applied must meet the eligibility criteria*:
- Must be enrolled in the Spring 2020 in on-campus courses as of March 13, 2020
- Must be Title IV financial aid eligible
*NOTE: Based on the Department of Education announcement on May 21, 2020, from June 3-16, 2020 MCC modified the eligibility for students and allowed 214 additional applicants to receive funds. Eligible students must have been enrolled at MCC for the Spring 2020 semester in on-campus courses on or after March 13th. Students who withdrew for the Spring 2020 semester due to COVID-19 and who were currently enrolled in the summer 2020 semester were also considered. International, undocumented, DACA and solely online students remained ineligible.
Students received notification via email of the grant opportunity and information regarding the grant was shared with MCC employees. MCC also provided information via social media and our website.
Funding will be awarded on a first come, first served basis and refunded directly to students. If you currently have a balance due on your student account, the emergency grant will not be applied toward your balance.