Montgomery County residents who have become unemployed due to COVID-19 may be eligible to receive additional tuition waivers after all applicable grants, scholarships and/or workforce training funds are applied.

Guidelines and Eligibility

  • Applicants must be enrolled and attending in a degree, certificate or financial aid-eligible non-credit program at Montgomery County Community College.
  • Applicants must follow the regular admissions, advising and registration process. Once accepted to the College, eligibility for the program will be considered.
  • Applicants are required to have the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. It usually takes about 20 minutes, and you will also be considered for Federal, State and institutional financial aid funding. Any grants or scholarships awarded will be applied prior to the granting of waivers.
  • Waivers will apply to tuition only – individuals will be responsible for all additional costs such as fees, books, and course materials.
  • Individuals must be enrolled in either a part-time or full-time status. Waivers will be granted on the following basis:
    • (3 to 6 credits): Maximum 3 credit waiver
    • (7 to 11 credits): Maximum 6 credit waiver
    • (12 or more credits): Maximum 9 credit waiver
    • (Financial Aid eligible, non-credit course): Maximum $1300.00 tuition discount
  • Applicants must have become unemployed, through no fault of their own, on or after March 6, 2020 (date of Governor Wolf’s Emergency Disaster Declaration) and provide supporting documentation.
  • Montgomery County residency is required.
  • You may be eligible to receive additional credit for previous work or military experience through PLA (Prior Learning Assessment).
Application Process
  • If you have not already done so, complete the College's application.
  • If you have not filed a FAFSA, review next steps and complete the application to ensure the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is on file.
  • Collect documentation to demonstrate financial difficulty due to job loss as a result of COVID-19.
    • Supporting documentation:
      • Signed letter from employer on company letterhead;
      • Unemployment Compensation documentation stating the start date of receiving UC; or
      • Signed affidavit/attestation listing employer/company name, contact info, date of loss of employment.
  • Complete the application for Montco Recovery Tuition Assistance Program.
  • You will receive an email notification with the decision or a request for more information.
  • If your request is approved, the waivers will be applied directly to your bill by the Bursar’s Office.

Apply for Tuition Assistance