Spring 2013 |
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
"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
To recommend a student, contact the MCC Financial Aid Office at
402-457-2330 and request the MCC Community Grant form.