Oklahoma City Community College Is Giving Students A Helping Hand
As a college student, you may have had to make some difficult decisions. You may have turned your world upside-down since Covid 19 and still have not recovered. Some students may have lost their jobs and could no longer pay for their classes. Some students may have found it a little more difficult to learn when the classes went online, causing them to fail. To students that have been dreaming of that second chance to prove themselves, help may be on the way.
If you have been a student at OCCC for the last 2-3 years, then you might be familiar with programs that OCCC had to help students during the pandemic. Like the cares act, where students were given a cash stipend every few months to help students who were having a hard time. The school even has a food and clothes pantry for students in need.
Does Oklahoma Community College care about its students’ success?
According to this e-mail sent from the President’s Office on July 18, 2022 OCCC Fresh Start Initiative Forgives Student Balances, Some students still have not recovered from the Covid 19 Pandemic finding it harder to pay for college.
Oklahoma Community College is back at it again with a new program that is helping students get back in the classroom. The College is forgiving $4 million in student debt this program will help over 4.000 students making them debt free if you have been at the school the last 2-3 years.
The best thing is that there is no paperwork to do the school does it automatically, leaving the student burden free so students can think more about enrollment. This program will help thousands of students get back on the road to success by giving them a second chance.
At OCCC, we even have a food and clothes pantry for students that are in need of a hand in this time of uncertainty. Even during the Pandemic students still had access to the food and clothes pantry and you did not need to make an appointment to go get food or clothes. Because of the commitment Oklahoma Community College has to their students stopped a lot of students from going hungry during the covid 19 pandemic
If students find themselves having a hard time making ends meet and have no food to eat. The food pantry is open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. So, swing by and go shopping instead of going hungry.
Khi Davis is a student at Oklahoma Community College. He is 19 years old and has been a student at the College since the fall of 2021. He is majoring in journalism.
When Khi Davis was asked did he benefit from the Oklahoma Community College cares program Khi Davis had this to say, “I have heard about the program, and I, think it’s pretty dope.”
When Khi Davis was asked did he benefit from this new forgiveness program, this is what Khi Davis said. “I have always paid my tuition out of pocket after FAFSA comes through, so I haven’t necessarily had to rely on it. But “I have heard it benefited a lot of students.”
When Khi Davis was asked to do this program shows the students that Oklahoma Community College cares about their student’s success this is what Khi Davis had to say. “Yes, I do when they work to make education cheaper for their students it’s like they are trying their best to get us the resources we need to be successful. And forgiving debt is a nice way to keep the passion alive in the people if that makes sense.”