Normandale Cares Emergency Grant (Great Lakes Dash Grant)

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About the Normandale Cares Emergency Grant?

Normandale Community College now has additional resources to help low-income students weather financial emergencies through the Normandale Cares Emergency Grant (Great Lakes Dash Emergency Grant). Students can apply for small grants to help cover expenses just beyond their means, which allows them to quickly return focus to their academic pursuits.

Normandale will begin making student emergency grants of up to $500 each this semester. Qualified expenses will be paid within 48 hours of an approved application. Students also will be referred to additional campus, community, and financial literacy resources to supplement the grants, address root causes or contributing factors to the financial emergencies, and further support students' persistence.

The student emergency grant program at Normandale is made possible by a $79,300 Dash emergency grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. The emergency grant program will help low-income students overcome financial obstacles that might otherwise cause them to drop out. It is also one of eight colleges in Minnesota to receive the grant.

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Knowing that education has the power to change lives for the better, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates was established as a nonprofit group focused on a single objective: helping students nationwide prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education and student loan repayment. As a leading student loan guarantor and servicer, Great Lakes has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to provide assistance and repayment planning to more than 8 million borrowers-as well as assistance to colleges and lenders nationwide. The group's earnings support one of the largest and most respected education philanthropy programs in the country. Since 2006, Great Lakes has committed nearly $154 million in grant funding to promote higher education access and completion for students of color, low-income students, and first-generation students. For additional information, visit