Hinds Relief Grant
$1,000 to each Eligible Student
The Hinds Relief Grant is another way we are helping our students push past obstacles that may cause an interruption in their college plans. It’s evident that many of our students still have unmet financial needs, and we are committed to finding ways to help you avoid a gap in your college goals.
You Choose How to Spend the Grant
This grant may be used to assist with any component or cost of attendance or for any emergency costs that arise due to the Coronavirus, such as:
- Tuition & Fees
- Room & Board
- Supplies & Textbooks
Do I have to apply for the Hinds Relief Grant (HEERF III)?
How will I know if I qualify for the Hinds Relief Grant (HEERF III)?
Students will be notified via their Hinds student email about HEERF III eligibility once funding decisions have been made by the college.
When will money be disbursed?
Hinds Relief Grant funds will be disbursed prior to the closing of both the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. Eligible students will be notified via their Hinds student email regarding disbursement dates and other important information.
Which semesters must students be enrolled in to be eligible for Hinds Relief Grant (HEERF III)?
Funds from the Hinds Relief Grant will only be available to students who are currently enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester and those who will be enrolled in the Spring 2022 semester.
Grant applicants who attended Hinds in the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Summer 2021 semesters may be classified as in-state, out-of-state, or out-of-country students.
Grant applicants who did not attend Hinds in one of those three semesters must be classified as in-state students in the Fall 2021 semester.
Will the Hinds Relief Grant (HEERF III) money be applied to my student account?
Students will have the option to either apply HEERF III funds to their Hinds Community College student account or receive the funds directly. Students will answer as to their preference during the HEERF III application process. Be sure to indicate your choice of option during that time.
Will I have to come to the campus to receive the grant?
No. However, if you have not already:
- made a refund selection preference with BankMobile and
- completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), you should do so immediately.
Students can set their BankMobile preferences on the Refund Selection website. The 2021-2022 FAFSA can be completed on the Student Aid website. Be sure to include Hinds Community College as one of your college choices, using school code 002407.
*Any eligible student who has not selected a refund preference or have the correct FAFSA (2021-2022) on file may see a significant delay in receiving funds.
How much will I be awarded?
Awards are a flat rate of $1,000 per eligible student per semester permitted funding is available. Students can review their disbursement amount in their My.Hinds account.
Will students be getting more than one disbursement?
This current round of funding for the 2021—2022 academic year will be provided to eligible students in one disbursement in the Fall 2021 semester and one disbursement in the Spring 2022 semester (permitting funds are available for both semesters).
Do I need to repay the Hinds Relief Grant (HEERF III) money I receive?
No. Money you receive from HEERF III does not have to be repaid.
Will this funding reduce my financial aid?
No. This is a one-time grant for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 that will not affect your existing financial aid.
Are funds from HEERF III considered taxable income?
No. Emergency financial aid grants given to students because of an event related to the COVID-19 national emergency are not included in the student’s gross income.
How do I get in contact with someone if I have questions?
You may email HEERF@hindscc.edu with any questions you have and someone will respond to you as quickly as they can.
For full details on the Hinds Relief Grant, please visit HEERF III Reporting.
The Hinds CARES Grant is made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Section 18004(a)(3), awarded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, for grants to students for any component of a student’s cost of attendance, as defined under Section 472 of the Higher Education Act.