BALTIMORE — The government has been shutdown for more than 30 days now and more are starting to offer help to furloughed feds.
The latest help offered comes from the Community College of Baltimore County, CCBC, who is providing tuition relief. On Tuesday the school announced they are offering a zero-down, no-interest payment plan to cover tuition and fees for students enrolling for Spring 2019, as well as eligible non-credit workforce training programs. CCBC says book fees can also be incorporated into a payment plan.
“With Maryland home to more than 230,000 federal employees, we know that families are feeling the strain of what is now the longest federal government shutdown in history and we want to help,” said President Kurtinitis. “We are eager to assist students who are pursuing their education and training at CCBC to ensure they can continue their studies without interruption. We want to make sure that despite this government shutdown, students are still able to meet their educational goals.”
The payment plan is available through March 1, and only courses that end after April 11 are eligible. In the plan you would make your first payment, 50 percent, on March 5, and your second payment, 50 percent, on April 5.
CCBC also says they are helping their students though their College and Community Outreach program, which connects them to agencies that help with food insecurity, transportation, housing, utility payments and more.
For more information on the payment plan, click here.