From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Jefferson State Community College will offer an increased number of scholarships for the 2020 fall semester, due to COVID-19.
The college has experienced a rise in requests for financial aid and would like to provide more opportunities for those in need, according to Student Affairs Vice President Dr. Mike Hobbs.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many Jefferson State students and their families and we want to do all we can to help them continue their education,” said Hobbs. “We implemented numerous supportive procedures to help our students during this difficult time but increasing scholarship opportunities was likely the most needed.”
Interim Financial Aid Director Morgan Chandler said the college also extended the deadline to apply for scholarships and put the entire application process online.
“Jefferson State has made many accommodations to help students during the pandemic,” said Chandler. “The college has begun virtual advising on our website with online chat features, held virtual new student orientation sessions, held virtual student success seminars, increased email communication, and collected necessary information with online forms.”
All financial aid forms are now completely accessible to students online. If students need assistance, they can email the financial aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit questions about particular scholarships at email@example.com