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Guidelines for Emergency Fund Aid
EMCC Emergency Funds are to be awarded to learners who face an emergency situation or unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardize their ability to successfully continue in school.
These funds are not to be used for routine expenses or as a supplement funding source. Rather, these funds are for learners who experience an event or unforeseen circumstance that negatively impacts their academic success.
Applications are reviewed upon receipt to determine if the criteria outlined above is met. Priority is given to learners who have not yet received any emergency funding and whose academic success is directly impacted.
Award amounts are expected to range typically from $100 to $500 per semester and not to exceed $1,000 per academic year.
To be considered eligible for emergency aid, a student must:
- Be currently enrolled
- Be in good standing
- Demonstrate financial hardship due to an emergency situation or unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardize their ability to successfully continue in school.
Expenses that fall within the scope of emergency support include, but are not limited to:
- Transportation (including travel in the case of a death or illness of an immediate family member)
- Health care
- Food insecurity
- Dependent care
Costs that should not be considered:
- Optional programs, entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel, and other non-essential expenses