Students at Grand Rapids Community College have an extra week to pay tuition this year.
The move recognizes the financial challenges students face because of the pandemic, the school noted in a release.
“Many students lost jobs or faced significantly fewer hours during the crisis,” said Tina Hoxie, associate provost and dean of Students Affairs. “We don’t want these challenges to force them to postpone their education, especially when they can gain skills or credentials that can help them gain new jobs.”
The normal deadline for tuition payment would be August 5. GRCC has moved that deadline to August 12.
The school had already waived certain fees for online classes during the summer.
A financial hotline has been created to answer questions about FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid: Call 616-234-4030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school is offering a hybrid system of classes, including classes that are exclusively online and others that are online but also meet in person.