CMC Responds: Today, Tomorrow, Together

We’re waiving summer tuition for credit classes to support students and our communities

April 6, 2020

Graphic mesage: CMC Responds: Today, tomorrow, together.

We are taking action during these difficult times to help our mountain communities through a multi-pronged effort called CMC Responds: Today, Tomorrow, Together.

For the summer 2020 semester, the college is waiving tuition, books and fees for credit classes for new or returning students who qualify as in-district, in-state students who took credit courses in spring 2020, and displaced workers due to COVID-19 public health orders who live in the CMC district.

We are able to do this thanks to federal and state support and internal savings.

The initiative also includes:

  • Extending (starting in fall 2020) the President’s Scholarship to students who have graduated from local high schools within the past three years and extending the deadline for current high school seniors
  • Donating all available personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals and clinics
  • Making CMC facilities available where they might be needed during this public health crisis
  • Activating the No Barriers Fund in the CMC Foundation to support students facing particular financial hardship that prevents them from staying in school
  • Making tutoring services available to help local parents with home schooling
  • Distributing donated laptops to students who need them
  • Continuing Fund Sueños for students not eligible for Federal Financial Aid
  • Providing internet service to students and families without broadband access
  • Offering complimentary business consulting/training for local businesses affected by the pandemic
  • A special  condensed Introduction to Hospitality Supervision series that starts April 15

CARES Act Emergency Grants for Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was approved by Congress and includes support for higher education, including emergency grants for students facing expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

Colorado Mountain College received $1,694,667 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), of which $847,334 is designated for emergency grants to be paid directly to students.

The grants must be used for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).