Emergency Financial Assistance, Resources, and Support
Emergency Financial Assistance
Montgomery College is providing emergency financial assistance to students both through the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and through funding provided by the MC Foundation.
Apply for Federal Funds
Montgomery College received funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III). We are distributing this money to students to help cover emergency costs related to the coronavirus pandemic. The money can be used for food, housing, health care, child care, tuition, or other school-related fees and expenses. Most of our students are eligible.Apply for Federal Funds
If you do not receive federal funds, you may apply for emergency funding through the MC Foundation.
If you need assistance with tuition and fees, please fill out the MC Foundation scholarship application.
Resources for Students
- Montgomery County Public Libraries is lending out mobile hotspots through its Internet to Go programnew window.
- The Federal Communication Commission’s Keep Americans Connected programnew window may offer options for free or discounted internet access. See a list of internet service providersnew window offering free or discounted internet access during the coronavirus pandemic.
- We realize that following COVID-19 in the news can cause stress and anxiety. Students
are encouraged to contact the Counseling and Advising Department. Further assistance is available through through the Montgomery County Crisis Line,
- Any student who has experienced harassment or bias related to concerns about COVID-19,
please see Student Complaint Resolution.
- MCPS is offering emergency closure mealsnew window for MCPS students up to age 18.
- The Student Health and Wellness Center for Success (SHaW Center) is offering expanded services and resources.
- Students needing any assistance, connection to resources such as food in the county, may visit InfoMontgomery.orgnew window. This link, along with a county community resource guide, can be found on the Student Health and Wellness Center for Success page.
- Peer Support Groups: Our Peer Support Groups will still be happening during this time, but via Zoom. The Peer Advocates will be mixing up the order of the groups so the focus will be Self-Care and Mental Health Education in the next two weeks. Visit the Mental Health and Wellness page for details.
- Daily Mindfulness: Join in for a 15-minute mindfulness meditation to take a break
in your day and recenter yourself. Visit the Mental Health and Wellness page for details on all subjects and campus offerings.
- Mental and emotional support is offered at the 24 Hour Montgomery County Crisis Centernew window and Thrive Behavioral Healthnew window.
- See more county, state, and federal resources.