Emergency Grant Funding for students available next term

GCCC students gather during a past 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

GARDEN CITY — Garden City Community College will distribute up to $350 per student in federal funding during the Spring 2022 term through an emergency grant from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERFIII).

The grant funds are intended to help alleviate students’ financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The disbursement is intended to reach as many students as possible and to assist with expenses related to the pandemic, such as but not limited to, tuition, fees, food, housing, health care, mental health care, transportation, childcare, or other circumstances.

GCCC is required to prioritize grants to students demonstrating exceptional financial need.

The online application will be available on the GCCC website beginning January 3, 2022. The application link will be sent to students’ emails, shared on GCCC social media accounts and the GCCC student app, and posted on the GCCC website home page.

Only one application per student per term is permitted and must be submitted through the online form.

Applications will be reviewed beginning the week of January 17th. Funding will be distributed within two weeks of application review.

Students may request up to $350 to assist with the cost of attendance and/or emergency expenses as listed above.

GCCC students who receive this grant will have the option to apply the funds directly to their Spring 2022 balance or by check. A refund will be processed if the account has a credit balance.

For more information or any questions about HEERF/emergency grant funding contact the Financial Aid office at 620-276-9519 or finaid@gcccks.edu