Resources and Support
Supporting Our Students
Montgomery College and the MC Foundation are working tirelessly to provide students with emergency financial support. Read the stories of some of the students who have received assistance, and donate now to support our emergency fund.
If you are a student in need of assistance, see the Financial Assistance page for more information.
The Fall 2020 Data Summit focused on the results of the #RealCollege During the Pandemic survey, which found that 63 percent of Montgomery College students experienced some form of basic needs insecurity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about how our students have been affected and what we're doing to help.
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.