PATH Grant Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about the Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) program? We're here to help! Check out our frequently asked questions below, or contact us directly if you have any additional questions.
- Do I have to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for the PATH Grant?
No, you are not required to complete the FAFSA to qualify for PATH funding. However, we highly recommend that you do complete the FAFSA. Applications from incumbent workers, low-income and first-generation applicants will be given priority.
- What happens if I need to drop a class that was paid for with PATH Grant funding?
If you were in a qualified program at the time, you will not need to repay the PATH Grant. However, if you find yourself needing support during the program, please reach out to an advisor or instructor. There may be resources available to help so you don't have to drop a class.
- Am I able to keep all my books and materials after the class is over?
Yes, you can keep all books and materials paid for by the PATH Grant funding.
- Where is PATH Grant funding coming from?
The Illinois Community College Board
- Will PATH Grant funding run out?
There is a time limit on the College’s use of these funds. We cannot guarantee a timeframe. We have confirmed funds through June 30, 2024.
- Does applying for PATH Grant funding guarantee that I will be approved?
A committee at MCC reviews all PATH Grant applications on a case-by-case basis and awards funding after due consideration. Applying does not guarantee an award.
- Who can I contact with questions about the PATH Grant?