Linda Berlin and the Student Financial Services staff have moved quickly to distribute federal CARES Act dollars as well as scholarship dollars to students affected by COVID-19. As of May 15, they had distributed $168,175 in federal emergency relief funding and $47,600 in scholarship funds to 355 students. Awards averaged $608 per student. Some students commented it was the first income they had received since mid-March, when Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order forced many businesses to close.

“The emergency aid from NMC came just in time,” said visual communications student Randi Upton, 33.

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