Muskegon Community College distributing coronavirus relief funds to eligible students

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 10:52:25-05

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Muskegon Community College will distribute more than $422,000 in coronavirus relief funds to eligible students, according to a news release Wednesday.

Similar to the CARES Act, a portion of the relief passed at the end of 2020 is intended to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by COVID-19.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our students, many of whom are experiencing significant financial hardships as a result,” MCC President Dale K. Nesbary said. “We are thankful and pleased to be able to provide these funds to our grateful students.”

Awards are being distributed based on the number of Winter 2021 semester hours for which each student is registered.

They range between $150 to $750 per student.

A total of 1,068 students will receive awards.

To be eligible, each student must be seeking a degree or certificate from MCC and enrolled in at least one contact hour and have an Expected Family Contribution from FAFSA less than $5,712.

The grants may be used for any part of students’ cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise because of the pandemic, including tuition, food, housing, health care – including mental health care – and child care.