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The JCCC Student Assistance Fund has been established to help students facing a sudden and unforeseen emergency that has affected their ability to attend class or otherwise meet the academic obligations of a JCCC student. You may be approved for assistance funding one time while enrolled at JCCC. This financial assistance does not need to be repaid; however, it may be considered as taxable income and subject to federal tax regulations.

Guidelines

To be eligible, you must:

  • Reside in one of these Greater Kansas City counties or the surrounding area—Kansas: Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte; Missouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Be enrolled during the semester for which funds are being requested

Within the application, you may request the amount of funds needed to address the emergency, explain the need for funding, and attach documentation supporting the request. Requests will be considered and approved or denied contingent on the nature of the emergency and the validity of supporting documents.

Fund requests are reviewed and processed by the coordinator of Student Basic Needs. Funds will be provided directly to you through direct deposit or check. When possible, approved funds will be paid directly to a vendor on your behalf.

Examples of covered expenses

  • Overdue mortgage or rent, or a utility bill with a shut-off notice, owed due to job loss stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, or due to other circumstances
  • Other financial needs arising from special circumstances (determined on a case-by-case basis)

Examples of expenses not covered (this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Academic expenses otherwise covered through financial aid such as tuition, fees and textbooks
  • Expenses for the Study Abroad program
  • Current utility bills or non-essential personal bills such as cell phone, cable, credit card, etc.
  • Expenses mistakenly incurred, such as parking tickets, fines and legal or court fees
  • Funds to replace lost or stolen items