Good afternoon NMC faculty and staff,
With the passage of the COVID-19 federal relief package, we are anticipating significant emergency relief funding for our students. We are waiting on details of how qualification and awarding will work (likely heavily weighted toward Pell eligible students). It will likely take a couple of weeks for Federal Student Aid to provide these details.
In the meantime, we would like to collect information on the need and use any funds we currently have to help if we can. If you speak with students and they talk about financial stresses – job loss, health issues, etc. please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to our list. Here are some of the uses stated in the CARES Act so far: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. But let us know if there are other needs. We will use the list to reach out to them when we know more.
What they can do in the meantime:
- Complete an NMC Scholarship Application (currently open for Spring, Summer and Fall – one application) if they haven’t already
- Watch their NMC email and the COVID-19 page for announcements
We currently have some funds remaining for 2020 that we are awarding, so we may be able to consider them for NMC scholarships more quickly. In particular, we have funds for child care needs, so make sure to list that in your email to us if that is a need.
Again, please send an email to email@example.com with the student ID, name, and nature of their emergency need (food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, or other).
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