STLCC Invites Students to Take a Class on Us
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
St. Louis Community College is offering scholarship and grant opportunities to students to help them get closer to graduating, transferring or getting a jump-start on their career.
The Take a Class on Us CARES Scholarship opportunity is open to new and current students taking at least nine credit hours during the fall 2020 semester. In alignment with the U.S. Department of Education requirements, students who meet established criteria are eligible to receive a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act scholarship or grant.
STLCC first offered Take a Class on Us in summer 2020.
“With the Take a Class on Us program, our goal is to keep students on track toward earning their degree or certificate,” said Christine Davis, Ed.D., vice chancellor for student affairs. “We initially focused on summer because we know many students take the summer semester off. But, the reality is that if students are already enrolled part-time – and the majority of our students are – taking summers off just extends their time to graduation.”
With the added financial strain some students may be facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, Davis notes that the opportunity to earn three credit hours for free can help students focus on starting strong and finishing even stronger.
“Now with COVID-19, we believe it is more important than ever to help students stay on track toward graduation so they can transfer to their desired four-year institution or start their careers,” she said.
The CARES Act Scholarship and Grant program provides a variety of opportunities for students.
Take a Class on Us Scholarship
STLCC will pay for one three-credit hour class at the in-district rate of $116.50 for the first 6,000 students who meet the program criteria and register for at least nine credit hours in the fall 2020 semester.
Students will automatically receive the three-hour class scholarship credit on their student account and there is no need to register for this program.
First Time In College (FTIC) Laptop Scholarship Package
STLCC will provide a laptop scholarship package to the first 1,500 FTIC students who are Pell Grant eligible and meet the CARES criteria.
Missouri A+ Book Scholarship
STLCC will provide online course materials for two classes for the first 2,000 Missouri A+ students who are registered in at least two online courses for fall 2020.
Continuing Students Grant
STLCC will provide a CARES grant in the amount of $250 for the first 1,500 continuing students who have completed at least 45 credit hours in their current program of study, meet the CARES criteria and are registered in at least nine credit hours in fall 2020.
Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible to receive a CARES Act scholarship or grant:
- Eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
- Completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program at STLCC.
- Register and attend the required number of courses for which the award is granted.
- Take an online or hybrid course in the fall 2020 semester.
- One scholarship/grant opportunity per student.
- Must secure payment for tuition, be on a payment plan or receiving financial aid.
For students who are registered by July 31, scholarships will begin to be awarded on Aug.1 and paid on their accounts 10 days before the start of the semester.
STLCC’s fall semester starts Aug. 24; 12-week classes begin Sept. 21; and the first day for the second session of eight-week classes is Oct. 19.
Register for Fall 2020
Registration for fall classes is now underway online. Enrollment services and other student support services are available online to assist. All course registration must be completed in Banner Self-Service. Use the interactive class schedule to help select classes and plan a schedule. For any issues with registration, students should contact academic advising.