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Bladen Community College is one of 21 community colleges in the state to receive emergency funding for students impacted by Hurricane Florence.

The State Board of Community Colleges approved the allocation of $5 million to help students affected by Hurricane Florence. The funding was made possible by the General Assembly in a special session in late October.  Of the $5 million, $4.9 million will be allocated for emergency grants to help students at 21 community colleges serving federally designated disaster counties, and $100,000 will be used by the NC Community College System Office for emergency grants for other eligible students.

The funds will cover grants for eligible, currently enrolled students who has suffered financial hardship caused by damage and destruction from Hurricane Florence. The funds may be used to cover any expenses that support a student’s continued enrollment, including costs related to transportation, textbooks, tuition, fees and living expenses.

Students at Bladen Community College who were enrolled as of September 10, 2018, and who have experienced a financial emergency or unforeseen challenges as a result of Hurricane Florence and can demonstrate a need for assistance to support continued enrollment should seek out a financial aid counselor on campus or visit BCC’s website http://www.bladencc.edu/hurricane-florence-emergency-grant/  for the online application as well as further information. Colleges will begin accepting applications from students immediately.