Snead State Community College is awarding all enrolled students – including high schoolers taking dual enrollment classes – a guaranteed cash grant this fall.
The cash grants come from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, part of the American Rescue Plan passed in March.
“What’s best for our students is at the center of every decision we make,” said Snead State President Dr. Joe Whitmore. “Even in the best of times, little things can knock students off their path. During COVID, our students have had hardships and even had to put their education on hold. Our hope is that this will help them get back on track and earn their degree.”
Students enrolled and attending classes for the fall 2021 semester are eligible. All students will receive $400, and students receiving Pell Grants will receive an additional $400. The money can be used for education-related expenses or emergency costs related to COVID, including tuition, food, housing, healthcare or childcare. As a reminder, the schedule drop for non-payment at Snead State is coming up on Aug. 19.
Students do not need to submit an application to receive these funds. Students will begin receiving their cash grants towards the end of September.
Students are encouraged to enroll in eRefunds via their OneACCS account. Students enrolled in eRefunds will receive their cash grant electronically. The bank account used to set up eRefunds must be only in the student’s name.
If an eRefund account is not set up, students will receive their cash grant by a check that will be mailed to the student address on file. Students should check their student account in their OneACCS account to be sure their address information is correct. If it is not, students should complete a change of address form located at snead.edu/address.
Registration for the fall semester at Snead State is now open. Classes begin Aug. 23. Snead State returned to normal operations earlier this year and is gearing up for a robust fall semester with the return of on campus classes and student activities. For more information about applying to Snead State Community College, please visit snead.edu/admissions or call (256) 593-5120.
The College is also hosting a Rapid Enrollment Day for students to complete the enrollment and registration process in one day. The next Rapid Enrollment Day is Friday, Aug. 20, from 9-11 a.m. in the Commons Area located inside the Administration Building on the Boaz campus. During Rapid Enrollment Day, students can get everything they need to get enrolled and registered for fall classes, including:
• Apply for admission.
• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or receive financial aid assistance.
• Take the ACCUPLACER placement test if needed.
• Meet with an advisor.
• Register for classes.
• Pay any outstanding tuition and fees with your classes.
For more information, please visit snead.edu.