Student Assistance

Purple Pride Relief Fund

Purple Pride Relief Funds

Purple Pride Relief Funding will be available through Fall 2022 to help MCC students continue their education despite the economic challenges caused by COVID-19. Students enrolled in Fall 2022 courses and who are experiencing financial hardship should apply for the Fall 2022 Purple Pride Relief Fund.

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Transportation

MCC provides free rides to and from campus for classes or MCC events through a partnership with MCRide and Pace. MCRide is a dial-a-ride service providing curb-to-curb, wheelchair-accessible shared ride transportation. If you need a ride between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday, call (800) 451-4599 in advance to schedule a ride. For rides between 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., complete the Uber request form. Submit as soon as possible. It may take up to 24 hours for approval.
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Student Success Fund

The Student Success Fund (SSF) helps MCC students by providing financial support up to $500.00 when urgent and emergency situations put their continued education at risk. If you're in need of emergency financial assistance, submit the SSF application

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Food Insecurity Relief

MCC provides food assistance to MCC students who have difficulty accessing enough food for an active, healthy life.
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Technology Support

MCC has a limited number of brand new laptops for students in need who meet the eligibility requirements. If you need a laptop to be able to succeed in online classes, request a laptop
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Talk Space

Need to talk? MCC students can exchange private video, audio, and text messages with a therapist via the Talkspace app or website. Talkspace is available to students currently enrolled in credit classes and over the age of 18. Visit talkspace.com/mchenrycc and enter your MCC-issued student email address (@students.mchenry.edu).

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Purple Closet

We can help you access professional clothing through partnerships with local profit and non-profit clothing resale establishments. All you need to do is fill out a voucher, then shop for exactly what you need from our partner stores. See voucher locations