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Neeland Emergency Financial Aid Assistance


The Neeland Emergency Financial Assistance program helps MCC-Maple Woods provide assistance to Maple Woods students at risk of dropping out due to unexpected financial dilemmas.

Unforeseen crises contribute to high rates of attrition among college students. They also affect graduation rates and, ultimately, pose a challenge to creating a secure financial future.

The MCC–Maple Woods Emergency fund has long supplied financial assistance to students in need. The generous additional contribution from the Neeland Family makes these funds available in a continued and more substantial way.  As funding is limited, not all requests for funding can be approved.

Please note that funding cannot be used to pay off debt owed to Metropolitan Community College.


Applicants to the MCC–Maple Woods Neeland Emergency Financial Assistance program must meet the following criteria:

  • Students enrolled in a degree or certificate seeking program.
  • Successfully completed at least 12 credit hours at MCC-Maple Woods.
  • Enrolled in at least three MCC-Maple  Woods credit hours during the semester that the application is received.
  • In good academic standing, as defined by the federal Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines.
  • Must be willing to complete a FAFSA for the current school year.

Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Application Process

Interested students must complete the application and attach a letter explaining the nature of the emergency and copies of bills or estimates.  Please answer all questions as completely as possible, as applications are evaluated on information supplied.  Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

After submitting an application, the student may be asked to participate in a short interview to determine eligibility.

Assistance Payments

The maximum grant should not exceed $500/semester.  Students are only eligible to receive a grant once per semester.  Lifetime maximum of award cannot exceed $1500/student.

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