You can help our community right now!
Seven weeks ago, HCC closed its campus and transitioned to remote operations. In the weeks following, we were able to move the majority of our classes online with only minimal disruptions in learning. For many of our students, distance learning has been the bright spot in this crisis, for many of them have experienced significant disruption in their daily lives. The faculty and staff at HCC have been working hard to help our students thrive in the midst of this crisis. Not only have we instituted an emergency fund to help currently enrolled students, we have also created an initiative to help local high schools students get started with college. Recognizing that high school graduates from the Class of 2020 have been forced to make sacrifices due to the pandemic, HCC is offering up to two summer classes, tuition-free, as our graduation gift to them: hagerstowncc.edu/gradgift. We believe this dual endeavor to lift up current and future students benefits all – helping to protect the existing investment in education and creating new opportunities for learning and career development.
HCC is committed to help our community get through this crisis. We have strengthened our remote learning capabilities and honed our technological resources so we can continue to deliver first-rate educational and career training. We continue to innovate career training and workforce development programs that can help our workers and businesses get back on their feet.
How can Summer 2020 students apply for assistance?
We know the pandemic has altered life for our students, including unexpected and increased financial needs related to online classes and our campus being closed. HCC is committed to helping students to afford the resources required for online classes. The Student Emergency Assistance Fund provides grants and stipends to help cover these new expenses. The application is available May 22-July 31, 2020, for HCC students enrolled in Summer 2020. Fill out and submit the Student Emergency Assistance Fund Application. Grants will be transmitted to students' accounts during the summer semester; amounts will be based on the number of summer credits in which a student is enrolled, Expected Family Contribution (as determined by the FAFSA) and with consideration of prior emergency assistance funding. Spring semester students who received emergency funds may receive additional funds to support their summer classes.
How can you help?
Make a donation to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund with an option below.
- Mailing a check to the HCC Foundation, Inc. 11400 Robinwood Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21742.
PayPal checkout using the button below
- Using the form below.
Please note that while the HCC website does not have data encryption site-side, the form data is encrypted at the time of transaction. This encrypted data is then sent to Blackbaud where your payments are processed. No payment processing takes place on the HCC website, and no personal information is stored site-side.