Calhoun to send 5.3 Million Dollars to Students in Stimulus Payments
Calhoun Community College is distributing 5.3 million dollars to students taking credit hour classes. Students who are enrolled in credit classes for the spring 2021 semester and who qualify under the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) will receive a stimulus payment. The grant allocation will also include high school students taking classes at Calhoun through the Dual Enrollment Program. More than seven thousand students are qualified for the award. The payments will range from approximately $500 to $1000. There is no need for students to contact the college, Calhoun will use existing spring 2021 enrollment information to determine who qualifies. However, students should respond to the email they receive from Calhoun and BankMobile explaining the stimulus payment details. The stimulus grant is provided by the United States Department of Education for any component of a student’s cost of attendance (COA) Students may use the money for expenses including tuition, food, housing, course material, technology, healthcare, and childcare.
“We are excited to do this for our students. We know many of them have suffered hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus check allocations will help students recoup some of their losses during the pandemic. Students who were enrolled for the spring semester are investing in their futures and we’re excited to invest back in them,” commented Dr. Joe Burke, Calhoun Interim President.
“Research tells us the more you learn, the more you earn. It is a good day when Calhoun can invest in student learning and we are doing just that. We hope students will consider using the payments to continue their studies for the summer semester or this fall,” commented Dr. Alan Stephenson, Calhoun Vice President of Academics.