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Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act (CARES) provides funds to institutions of higher education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.  Under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act, Mount Wachusett Community College was allocated $2,554,747.  The Act stipulated a minimum of 50% of these funds $1,277,374 be used for awarding emergency financial aid grants to students.  The college completed a certification agreement with the Department of Education agreeing to this stipulation on April 10, 2020.

Awarding of Emergency Aid:

Additional guidance issued by the Department of Education urged institutions to distribute the emergency grants promptly and efficiently and to also consider those with greater need.  To accomplish these two objectives, Mount Wachusett Community College developed a two-pronged approach to distributing the funds.  The majority of the funds to be distributed as block grants of a fixed amount to all eligible students.  The remaining funds to be distributed via additional awards to eligible students, the amount of which to be determined on a case by cases basis through an individual application process to those students who are able to demonstrate additional need.  The fixed amount awarded to all eligible students is $500.  The maximum amount any student may receive of this funding is $6,195.


To be eligible for an emergency financial aid grant, students must have been enrolled at the college on March 13, 2020.  Must be eligible to apply for Title IV funding and must not have been enrolled in all online courses on 3/13/20.  Students participating in the dual enrollment and second chance Pell programs were considered ineligible.

Based on this criteria, MWCC identified 2,367 students who are potentially eligible for the Spring 2020 term.  MWCC was also able to extend this grant to our Fall 2020 enrolled students.  We utilized the remaining student funds, and have committed approximately $700,000 of the institutional award to provide this additional relief.  The Fall 2020 eligible population is 2,377.

These students have been notified and instructed to complete an online certification of their eligibility specifically certifying that they:

  • Have incurred expenses as a result of the disruption of campus operations
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Currently enrolled at MWCC

Once the student has completed the certification, the block grant is awarded and distributed.

Distributed to Date:

During January, 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021, the College has distributed: $87,806 to 172 students

CARES Act Institutional Funding:

Please find below Quarterly reporting on the Institutional portion of Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act mentioned above ($1,277,373), as well as an additional award under 18004(a)(3) of ($124,830), intended to be used for the disruption of campus operations.

CARES Act Reporting-Q1 FY21 (PDF)

CARES Act Reporting-Q2 FY21 (PDF)

CARES Act Reporting-Q3 FY21 (PDF)

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Robert E. LaBonte, Vice President of Finance & Administration
444 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440

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Graduation Rate of Fall 2016 IPEDS Cohort: First-time Full-time Degree-seeking Students

 Gender Cohort
Female 23.6%
Male 20.7%
Total 22.1%
 Race/Ethnicity Cohort
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0%
Asian 7.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 11.5%
Hispanic 20.5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Island NA
Non-resident Alien 50.0%
Two or more 25.0%
Unknown 33.3%
White, non-Hispanic 23.2%
Total 22.1%
 Financial Aid Cohort
Received PELL Grant 17.1%
Received Stafford but no Pell 23.4%
Did not receive either a Pell Grant or a Stafford Loan 31.0%

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