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Nominate students for an MCC grant

Spring 2013 | Archives

Sometimes, students need a financial boost to stay in school or go back to complete their degree. Through a new grant program, community agencies who work with MCC students have the opportunity to nominate students to receive extra financial help.

The MCC Community Grant program supports students through grants up to $1,000. Students are eligible in five categories: students who need help paying off a balance before returning to MCC, students who have had challenges in transitioning to college, students experiencing a one-time financial hardship, students who may not otherwise qualify for aid and students who have less than 24 credit hours remaining to complete a degree but have exhausted other funding sources.

Community agencies that work with students are invited to submit their recommendations. This extra financial assistance is intended to support students in achieving their educational goals by minimizing financial barriers.

"We have so many groups and organizations that provide support to students who may experience hardship," said Wilma Hjellum, director of financial aid and veteran services. "This is a way for those organizations to tell us when students are experiencing challenges and need additional financial help."

To recommend a student, contact the MCC Financial Aid Office at 402-457-2330 and request the MCC Community Grant form.

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