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Sumner Grant seeks to bridge gap for students

Sumner Grant seeks to bridge gap for students Sumner Grant seeks to bridge gap for students

Holmes Community College is making it easier for students to go back to school. This week, the school announced changes in Sumners Grant funding, which will give students who reside in Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster counties even more money to change their lives through education.

Effective this fall, eligible full time students will receive $800 per semester, an increase of $100 over last year’s grant amount. Part time students will receive $60 an hour, an increase of $10 over last year.

“Changes in federal student aid funding are making it even more difficult for students in the Holmes Community College district to further their education,” said Financial Aid Director Gail Muse. “Specifically, students and families who earn too much to qualify for Pell Grant funding, but too little to afford the cost of tuition. Our hope is that, by making more Sumners Grant money available to these students, we can bridge the gap for them, making school and higher education a possibility.”

Online registration for the fall semester is now under way. Traditional face-to-face registration will resume August 13th in Goodman and at the Wood Institute in Mathiston; August 14 in Ridgeland and Eupora; and August 15 in Grenada and at the Attala Educational Center in Kosciusko.

Students wanting to attend classes at Yazoo City High School may register in Goodman or Ridgeland.

Students wanting to register for online classes may register in Goodman, Grenada or Ridgeland.

Call 1.800.Holmes4, for more information.