Financial Aid COVID Support

The staff at Kellogg Community College understand that issues related to COVID-19 have caused hardships on many students and their families. We want you to know that we will work with you to help you start or continue your attendance at KCC. If you are experiencing a hardship or changes in your finances, the first step is to review the information below, complete the required forms, and contact us should you have questions.

ONGOING EVENT!! KCC is excited to partner with the South Michigan Food Bank to be a host site for a Fresh Food Distribution. The Food Insecurity Task Force, in partnership with the South Michigan Food Bank, is excited to announce that KCC will be hosting a Fresh Food Distribution at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Visit Parking Lot G, next to the Miller Building, with your KCC ID and receive a box of fresh, healthy food (and perhaps some extra treats!)

Each month, students can expect to receive a box of fresh veggies and a few bakery items. When possible, we will try to provide a protein option, milk, butter or eggs, and some bakery treats! Boxes are limited and are first-come, first-served.

Special Circumstances

If you have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-2022 and you, your spouse, or your parent(s) became unemployed or worked less due to Covid-19 or any other reason, you may complete the Special Circumstance Form. Once complete, submit this form, along with the required documentation, using the contact information below.
There are other situations which may warrant a Special Circumstance and are listed on the form. Examples may be unusual medical expenses not covered by insurance, technology expenses which you were forced to pay when classes went remote, etc..

***Students with an EFC of 0 should not report changes to income as this is the lowest EFC possible and will be considered for the maximum amount in federal grant funding. Households with higher EFCs will need to show a significant decrease to household income to lower their EFC to be equal to or less than 5576 for a full-time student to receive federal grant funding.***

2021-2022 Special Circumstances

Dependent Student Special Circumstance Appeal
Independent Student Special Circumstance Appeal

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was expanded as part of the sweeping relief package to allow college students to more easily access the program, temporarily removing work and eligibility requirements for students — a change that will be in place for the duration of the public health emergency due to the coronavirus.

The provision lifted certain exemptions to the federal criteria for students to be eligible for the program, making it possible for students with an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 on their financial aid application, or those who are eligible for state or federal work-study to enroll for SNAP under the temporarily expanded eligibility criteria. 

Students can apply for SNAP and other benefits through the State of Michigan using this link: MI Bridges (michigan.gov)

Students can find additional information about SNAP benefits using this link: Students | USDA-FNS

FCC Emergency Broadband Program

FCC EMERGENCY BROADBAND PROGRAM FOR PELL GRANT RECIPIENTS TO LAUNCH MAY 12, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a May 12 start date for its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program that aims to provide subsidies for students struggling to pay for internet amid the pandemic. The program, first established in February, will allow eligible households — which include those with a Pell Grant recipient or that have experienced significant income loss since February 2020 — to receive substantially subsidized broadband service ($50 monthly subsidy for most, $75 monthly subsidy for those on tribal lands) and devices ($100 one-time subsidy for a device). The agency is urging students to familiarize themselves with the registration process so that, come May 12, they’ll be able to enroll and work through the FCC verification process as soon as the program is live.

Additional Resources

Kellogg Community College Foundation
Phone: 269-965-4161
kccfoundation@kellogg.edu
https://www.kellogg.edu/about/foundation/

Resources the KCC Foundation can provide:

Center for Student Success
Phone: 269-660-2296 or 269-965-4150
Fax: 269-965-8850
css@kellogg.edu
https://www.kellogg.edu/services/center-for-student-success/

Resources the CSS can provide:

  • Limited financial assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Referrals to campus resources
  • Disability accommodations

Summit Pointe First StepMental Health Care
140 West Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 966-1460

United Way 211 – Get help with paying bills, finding food, and other local services.

The Coordinating CouncilReferral Tree : Information on health & human services available through non-profits and government agencies in Calhoun County
140 W. Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 441-5956

Local Food Pantries:

North East Neighborhood Food Pantry
342 Capital Avenue NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

Neighborhood Pantry Association of Lakeview
7 South 20th Street
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

His Hands Ministry/First Church of the Nazarene
12866 Beadle Lake Road
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Wednesday (2nd and 4th of the month): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Salvation Army Battle Creek
400 Capital Avenue NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Kendall Street Pantry
172 Kendall Street
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Monday: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Franklin Food Pantry
111 E. Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MU 49014
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Neighborhood Pantry Association of Urbandale
3515 W. Michigan Avenue
C/O Overflow Church
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Neighborhood Pantry Association of Love Thy Neighbor
1391 E. Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Monday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wakeshma Community Church
16732 UV Avenue
Fulton, MI 49052
Wednesday (last of the month): 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Crossroads Church Bread of Life
717 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI 49068
Monday (2nd): 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Athens Food Pantry/First Congregational Church
203 W. Burr Oak Street
Athens, MI 49011
Tuesday (first full week of the month): 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Hastings Food Pantry
209 W. Green Street
Hastings, MI 49058
Monday – Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Maple Valley Community Center of Hope
233 North Main Street
Nashville, MI 49073
Monday, Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Branch Area Food Pantry
22 Pierson Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bronson Community Food Pantry
204 E. Chicago Street
Bronson, MI 49028-1125
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Office Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
450 North Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3397
Phone: 269-565-7923| Fax: 269-966-4089
finaid@kellogg.edu
https://kellogg.edu/admissions/financial-aid/