The federal government has created a relief fund to help college students attain their goal of higher education.
Fort Scott Community College is a recipient of the fund.
The college administration will not charge per credit hour fees for the fall semester, 2021.
Following is an email interview with FSCC President Alysia Johnston.
“The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide students with financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We feel not charging general fees of $55 per credit hour will financially benefit the most students.”
How much will this save the average student with say 9-12 hours per semester?
“If a student was enrolled in 12 hours they would save $660 for the semester ($55 x number of credit hours).”
How does a student get started on the process of enrolling with this program?
What has been the response thus far?
“We just released the information last week and I have not heard much feedback yet.”
Any changes in curriculum for next year?
“This past year we had protocols in place to mitigate COVID-19, such as masks and social distancing; however, we did not alter our schedule much, and remained face-to-face for the majority of our classes. Due to the fact we did not change our schedule it will look very similar to past semesters and the majority of classes are ‘in-person.'”
According to the college website:
“The mission statement Fort Scott Community College is an institution of higher learning with a long history of culture and diversity that provides affordable academic, technical, and occupational programs to meet student needs while fostering a mutually supportive relationship between the college and its communities.”