Students sometimes face seemingly insurmountable barriers that interrupt their studies and threaten their ability to continue in school. Emergencies can intervene at the worst time to create an urgent and desperate situation. Work, home life, food insecurity, mental health, transportation, substance abuse and homelessness are just a few of the many barriers that imperil our students’ educational pursuits.
Unfortunately, for many reasons, traditional financial aid and scholarships are often not able to address a student’s specific needs. In response, MCCC is committed to creating programs that address both financial and non-financial needs to eliminate barriers that stand between students and their academic goals so that a single crisis does not imperial a student’s hope for a lifetime of prosperity.
The Student Emergency Fund assists MCCC students facing unforeseen, one-time emergency expenses that may disrupt their education, such as a home fire or theft. After tragedy strikes, the Student Emergency Fund helps ensure that a student still has what he or she needs to continue coursework.
Unlike traditional scholarships, flexible tuition support offers financial relief to students at the point of need. With maximum flexibility, tuition support relies on the expertise of financial aid and advising staff to identify at-risk students and offer financial support to improve their chance of success.