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Updated 04/10/2022

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 9, 2020, the ED published a list of individual institutional allocations, a certification form that must be signed and returned in order to access the funds.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCC received additional funds under subsequent funding bills which were distributed according to the guidance and eligibility rules provided by the U.S. Department of Education. A total of $18,495,215 has been received by the College from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College has distributed $16,180,976 in 14,192 Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students—under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of March 31, 2022— financially affected by the disruption of campus activities due to the coronavirus, including, but not limited to, disruption in food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. A determination of the grant amount to each student based on their application is made by trained MCC staff and has been distributed according to the sources listed in the table below:

Source of funding Allocation Eligible Students Support to Students
HEERF I (CARES) $2,883,698 13,663 $2,883,698
HEERF II (CRRSA) $2,883,698 12,678 $2,883,698
HEERFIII (ARP) $12,727,819 16,060 $10,413,580

MCC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find instructions for applying for Grant aid, along with other supports and helpful information, by visiting mccneb.edu/gethelp.


Updated 01/10/2022

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 9, 2020, the ED published a list of individual institutional allocations, a certification form that must be signed and returned in order to access the funds.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCC received additional funds under subsequent funding bills which were distributed according to the guidance and eligibility rules provided by the U.S. Department of Education. A total of $18,495,215 has been received by the College from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College has provided $13,269,682 in 10,320 Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students—under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 31, 2021— financially affected by the disruption of campus activities due to the coronavirus, including, but not limited to, disruption in food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. A determination of the grant amount to each student based on their application is made by trained MCC staff and has been distributed according to the sources listed in the table below:

Source of funding Allocation Eligible Students Support to Students
HEERF I (CARES) $2,883,698 13,663 $2,883,698
HEERF II (CRRSA) $2,883,698 12,678 $2,883,698
HEERFIII (ARP) $12,727,819 16,060 $7,502,286

MCC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find instructions for applying for Grant aid, along with other supports and helpful information, by visiting mccneb.edu/gethelp.


Updated 10/11/2021

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 9, 2020, the ED published a list of individual institutional allocations, a certification form that must be signed and returned in order to access the funds.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCC received additional funds under subsequent funding bills which were distributed according to the guidance and eligibility rules provided by the U.S. Department of Education. A total of $18,495,215 has been received by the College from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College has provided $5,623,959 in 5,825 Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students—under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 30, 2021— financially affected by the disruption of campus activities due to the coronavirus, including, but not limited to, disruption in food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. A determination of the grant amount to each student based on their application is made by trained MCC staff and has been distributed according to the sources listed in the table below:

Source of funding Allocation Eligible Students Support to Students
HEERF I (CARES) $2,883,698 13,663 $2,883,698
HEERF II (CRRSA) $2,883,698 8,842 $2,740,261
HEERFIII (ARP) $12,727,819 8,842 $0

MCC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find instructions for applying for Grant aid, along with other supports and helpful information, by visiting mccneb.edu/gethelp.


Updated 07/09/2021

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 9, 2020, the ED published a list of individual institutional allocations, a certification form that must be signed and returned in order to access the funds.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCC received additional funds under subsequent funding bills which were distributed according to the guidance and eligibility rules provided by the U.S. Department of Education. A total of $18,495,215 has been received by the College from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College has provided $5,623,959 in 5,825 Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students—under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 30, 2021— financially affected by the disruption of campus activities due to the coronavirus, including, but not limited to, disruption in food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. A determination of the grant amount to each student based on their application is made by trained MCC staff and has been distributed according to the sources listed in the table below:

Source of funding Allocation Eligible Students Support to Students
HEERF I (CARES) $2,883,698 13,663 $2,883,698
HEERF II (CRRSA) $2,883,698 8,842 $2,740,261
HEERFIII (ARP) $12,727,819 8,842 $0

MCC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find instructions for applying for Grant aid, along with other supports and helpful information, by visiting mccneb.edu/gethelp.


Updated 07/09/2021

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 9, 2020, the ED published a list of individual institutional allocations, a certification form that must be signed and returned in order to access the funds.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCC received additional funds under subsequent funding bills which were distributed according to the guidance and eligibility rules provided by the U.S. Department of Education. A total of $18,495,215 has been received by the College from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College has provided $5,582,523 in 5,447 Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students financially affected by the disruption of campus activities due to the coronavirus, including, but not limited to, disruption in food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. A determination of the grant amount to each student based on their application is made by trained MCC staff and has been distributed according to the sources listed in the table below:

Source of funding Allocation Eligible Students Support to Students
HEERF I (CARES) $2,883,698 13,663 $2,883,698
HEERF II (CRRSA) $2,883,698 8,842 $2,698,825
HEERFIII (ARP) $12,727,819 8,842 $0

MCC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find instructions for applying for Grant aid, along with other supports and helpful information, by visiting mccneb.edu/gethelp.


Updated 07/09/2021

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 9, 2020, the ED published a list of individual institutional allocations, a certification form that must be signed and returned in order to access the funds.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCC received additional funds under subsequent funding bills which were distributed according to the guidance and eligibility rules provided by the U.S. Department of Education. A total of $18,495,215 has been received by the College from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College has provided $5,582,523 in 5,447 Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students financially affected by the disruption of campus activities due to the coronavirus, including, but not limited to, disruption in food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. A determination of the grant amount to each student based on their application is made by trained MCC staff and has been distributed according to the sources listed in the table below:

Source of funding Allocation Eligible Students Support to Students
HEERF I (CARES) $2,883,698 13,663 $2,883,698
HEERF II (CRRSA) $2,883,698 8,842 $2,698,825
HEERFIII (ARP) $12,727,819 8,842 $0

MCC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find instructions for applying for Grant aid, along with other supports and helpful information, by visiting mccneb.edu/gethelp.


Updated 4/09/2021

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of $5,767,396 has been received by the College from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College has $3,976,076 in 3,712 Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of March 31, 2021.

Approximately 12,668 students at the College are 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

As of the date of publishing of this notice, 3,712 MCC students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant pursuant to Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The College has determined which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and how much they receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, through utilization of a free confidential online application process in which the students first provide information that assists the College in determining whether they are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), then, if they are eligible, inquiry is made of the students as to how they have been negatively financially affected by the disruption of campus activities due to the coronavirus, including, but not limited to, disruption in food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. A determination of the grant amount to each student based on their application is made by trained MCC staff.

For more information, see the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting for Metropolitan Community College:

Reporting for quarter ending 09/30/2020
Reporting for quarter ending 12/31/2020
Reporting for quarter ending 03/31/2021

MCC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find instructions for applying for Grant aid, along with other supports and helpful information, by visiting mccneb.edu/gethelp.


Updated 1/07/2021

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, 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 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of $2,883,697 has been received by the College from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College has $2,395,442 in 2,768 Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 31, 2020.

Approximately 12,668 students at the College are 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

As of the date of publishing of this notice, 2,768 MCC students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant pursuant to Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The College has determined which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and how much they receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, through utilization of a free confidential online application process in which the students first provide information that assists the College in determining whether they are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), then, if they are eligible, inquiry is made of the students as to how they have been negatively financially affected by the disruption of campus activities due to the coronavirus, including, but not limited to, disruption in food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. A determination of the grant amount to each student based on their application is made by trained MCC staff.For more information, see the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting for Metropolitan Community College:

Reporting for quarter ending 09/30/2020
Reporting for quarter ending 12/31/2020

MCC students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can find instructions for applying for Grant aid, along with other supports and helpful information, by visiting mccneb.edu/gethelp.