The Massasoit Community College Homeless Student Emergency Fund was established to provide quick-response emergency grants to financial aid-eligible Massasoit students who are facing homelessness. The goal of the Massasoit Community College Homeless Student Emergency Fund is to help students who become homeless to stay in school and learn the skills they need to become self-sufficient.
The Massasoit Community College Homeless Student Emergency Fund is not intended to replace existing financial aid nor is it a student loan.
To receive funds, the applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Qualified expenses associated with homelessness include:
Expenses that do not qualify:
Once your completed application has been submitted, you will be contacted for a brief consultation. Individual grants will be awarded within 72 hours of receipt of your application.
* The term “homeless [student]”—
A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence …; and
i. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
ii. children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings …
iii. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
iv. migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).