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Friday, October 27, 2017

ACC Receives Funding For Student Aid

ACC Receives Funding For Student Aid

The Alvin Community College Financial Aid department received a $12,500 grant from Scholarship America to help students affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The organization issued the grant to provide supplemental financial aid to students whose educational goals were impacted by the storm and subsequent flooding.

“We recently applied for the Scholarship National Disaster Relief Fund on behalf of students who were affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Marilyn Dement, Vice President of Student Services. “The grant funds will be used to supplement low-income students' financial aid packages and priority will be given to currently enrolled Pell Grant recipients.”

To be eligible to apply for the funds, a student must live in a federally-declared disaster area and enrolled in a least six hours of courses.

The financial assistance must be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board or other education related expenses and will be available for the 2017-18 academic year.

“We are planning on reviewing the Hurricane Harvey requests that have been received for Financial Aid students,” Financial Aid Director Dora Sims said. “We plan to use the funds to assist with spring tuition. By assisting with tuition, the student will be able to utilize additional resources.”

For more information about the Financial Aid, call 281-756-3524.

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