EMCC rebranding program that helps students with tuition costs

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – East Mississippi Community College is rebranding it’s program that could help students with some tuition costs.

The new name will be Tuition Assistance Program, rather than Tuition Guarantee.

EMCC’s Foundation will spearhead the fundraising efforts.

Right now, a variety of organizations give to ensure students from specific counties are helped, but those sources aren’t as plentiful as they once were.

“Sometimes the federal financial aid just isn’t enough, or they may not qualify, and they need that little bit of extra help to meet the bill that’s required to be paid to go to school here,” said EMCC president Dr. Scott Alsobrooks

The six counties in EMCC’s district budget money to give to the community college, but those funds go to the general fund, not tuition assistance.

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