MCC distributes more than $1M in CARES Act funding to students, as Spring and Summer Semester registration begins

Published by The Bee News

October 25, 2021

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MCC distributes more than $1M in CARES Act funding to students, as Spring and Summer Semester registration begins

MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College has given students more than a million dollars in CARES Act funding for fall semester.

The college distributed $300 and $500 payments to 3,642 students who met eligibility guidelines set by the federal government and were enrolled in fall semester, for a total of $1,341,801.12.  Most eligible students received $300, while Career & Technical Education and Allied Health students received $500. CTE and Allied Health students received more because their out of pocket college expenses are higher due to program fees.

The CARES Act is federal legislation that provides a variety of financial support to individuals and organizations affected by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.

The CARES Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14B in emergency funding to higher education in America.  Of those funds, more than $6B 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.

So far, the college has distributed $4,434,151 in CARES Act funding directly to MCC students since the pandemic began.  More money is expected to be distributed to federally eligible students during the Spring 2022 semester.

The college also announced on October 25th, that for the first time students can begin signing up for spring and summer semester classes at the same time.

Spring classes start January 18 and Summer classes start May 24.  Students are encouraged to enroll in the classes they want and need as soon as possible, because many classes tend to fill up quickly.   It also allows the college time to determine if more classes need to be added to meet the demand.

Classes are being held on campus, online and remotely via Zoom.

Once a person fills out the free application to become an MCC student, the college student services team will be in contact to help guide them through the process, including financial assistance.

More information is available at the college’s four campuses, online at Mohave.edu, or by calling 866-MOHAVECC (866-664-2832).  On campus everyone is strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in crowded buildings.  Individuals who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering and social distance at all times on campus.

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