August 25, 2021
CVCC Assists Students in Turning COVID Setbacks into Pirate Comebacks with American Rescue Plan Funds
PHENIX CITY, AL— Chattahoochee Valley Community College announces the College will be providing financial assistance to previously enrolled students who have unpaid balances owed to the College that were incurred during the pandemic. According to CVCC President Jackie Screws, “Chattahoochee Valley Community College is deeply invested in assisting students in recovering from the pandemic, re-engaging with the College, and moving forward with their educational goals.”
President Screws stated that many previously enrolled students have been unable to return to the College due to outstanding balances owed. To assist students in re-engaging, the College is discharging the debts of students who have outstanding balances owed to the College that were incurred on or after March 16, 2020, when the College transitioned to remote services and on-line classes. Once this process is completed, the College will notify the students and advise them that they are eligible to re-enroll with CVCC or request transcripts if needed. This step is part of a comprehensive “Pirate Re-engagement Plan,” whereby CVCC staff are reaching out to students who stopped out of college during the pandemic, prior to completing their program of study or receiving a college credential and informing them of registration opportunities.
Dr. Sherri Taylor, Dean of Students and Campus Services, reported that students may also request a “professional judgement” for financial aid purposes if their finances were negatively impacted due to the pandemic. Dr. Taylor stated, “CVCC is a student focused and family-oriented college, and we realize that many of our students and their parents may have lost jobs, been unable to work, or have been laid off during these challenging times. We are committed to assisting our students in getting back on their feet and finishing their educational goal. We are implementing plans as we speak to ensure a smooth re-engagement and enrollment process.”
CVCC will cover the expenses associated with this student debt forgiveness plan with the institutional portion of the American Rescue Plan funds. This is a federal grant program allotted to colleges and universities to assist with expenses associated with COVID-19.
For additional information about enrolling at CVCC or re-engaging in a program of study, please contact the Admissions office at 334-291-4929 or via email at email@example.com.
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