PCC Accepting Hurricane Relief Funding Applications

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WINTERVILLE—The State Board of Community Colleges has made funding available to assist Pitt Community College students adversely affected by Hurricane Florence, which produced devastating flooding in eastern North Carolina in September.

During its Oct. 19 meeting, the board approved the allocation of $5 million to help students at PCC and 20 other community colleges serving students in federally-designated disaster counties. The N.C. General Assembly had authorized the funds during a special session four days earlier.

An N.C. Community College System Office press release stated that $4.9 million will be allocated for emergency grants to help students at the 21 community colleges. The remaining $100,000 will be used by the System Office for emergency grants for other eligible students.

The funds will cover grants of up to $1,250 to each eligible postsecondary student who has suffered financial hardship caused by damage and destruction from Hurricane Florence. The funds may be used to cover any expenses that support a student’s continued enrollment, including transportation, textbooks, tuition, fees and living expenses.

Applications for Hurricane Relief Assistance at PCC are available on the college’s website and in its Financial Aid Office. PCC Financial Aid Director Lee Bray said the application requires students to explain their hardship and the funding amount they are requesting.

For more information, contact Bray at (252) 493-7264 or lbray@email.pittcc.edu.