FSCC to waive general fees thanks to federal pandemic relief

College to receive close to two million to use toward student fees.
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FORT SCOTT, Kan. – Fort Scott Community College is set to receive close to two million dollars in federal pandemic relief.

Those funds, from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, will be used during the next academic year — from Fall 2021 to Summer 2022 — to pay general fees for all students.

“The thought was that we would be able to have the highest impact on the most students possible if we distributed it through general fees. ‘Cause general fees are something that every student would have to pay coming in,” says Adam Broth, V.P. of Academic Affairs at Fort Scott Community College. “We wanted to utilize something that was going to have the absolute highest impact and open up the most amount of doors for some of the students that may not have had that opportunity in the past because of the fees.”

Students won’t have to do anything to receive the discount on their bills. Some fees for specialty items, such as cosmetology kits for those classes, won’t be eligible for the funding.

“Everybody’s been dealt a hard hand over the last year, or 18 months by the time August rolls around, so just some glimmer of hope that we’re moving forward in a positive manner and and there’s definitely some good that can come out of just a terrible situation,” says Broth.

Typically, fees are 55 dollars per credit hour. Courses at all campus locations, including online and concurrent high school courses, will be covered