Montgomery County Community College has received funding through generous donations to assist students experiencing financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any student – undergraduate, domestic, international, or undocumented – is eligible to apply. You must be enrolled and attending classes in the current term. Each funding source has different criteria, meaning that your application will be matched with a fund for which you would qualify and subject to availability of funding.

What are the criteria to qualify?

To qualify for funds other than CARES Act funds, you must:

  • Be enrolled and attending classes in the current term in an associate's degree or certificate program at Montco.
  • Demonstrate a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
How do I apply?

You can apply online by completing the Emergency Assistance request form beginning February 8, 2021.

Is there a maximum amount?

Please apply for what you need to meet the expenses of your hardship. Because there are multiple sources of funds, we will analyze the best way in which to assist you. Grant amounts will be determined based on the number of applications received, the specific needs presented in the application, and availability of funding. We cannot guarantee that we can meet your full request.

How often can I apply?

You may only receive funding once per semester.

How much will I receive?

The College received a limited amount of funds. Grant amounts will be determined based on the number of applications received and the specific needs presented in the application. We cannot guarantee that all applications submitted will be eligible for funding.

How do I receive the money?

Emergency grants will be processed through your Montco student account and, if you are enrolled in direct deposit, the funds will be deposited into the bank account on file. If you do not have direct deposit set up with the College, you will receive a refund check in the mail.

What other resources are available to help with personal finance and planning for financial emergencies?

To help with personal finances, Montco is committed to providing our students with the opportunity for free financial coaching. Our partnership with Inceptia gives you access to Financial Avenue, a free online financial education program with topics ranging from budgeting and saving to student loan repayment to planning for life events such as buying a home.

  • Visit the Financial Avenue website
  • Select "Login" at the top of the page
  • Within the "Don't have an account?" section, select "Sign up now!"
  • Provide your access code – monty3 – and select "Sign up"
  • Create your account by populating the required fields

Download the Financial Avenue brochure for more information.