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GRCC waiving online fees for winter 2021

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Grand Rapids Community College parking structure (Sabrina Edwards/The Collegiate)

By Sabrina Edwards

Grand Rapids Community College is waiving online fees for classes during the winter 2021 semester in an effort to help students save money as they continue to try to make the best of attending college during a pandemic.

This will save students $16 per contact hour. As well as waiving fees, GRCC will still be providing students with loaner laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, access to the food pantry, and other support services. For more information on food distribution dates and additional information, visit the Get Help page.

“GRCC continues focusing on delivering a robust schedule of classes delivered in a responsible manner while providing students with the support they need to be successful,” GRCC President Bill Pink stated.

Winter 2021 will have the same formats as the fall 2020 semester. There’s four class options to choose from, online, hybrid, virtual, and on-campus. Classes start Jan. 11.

“These class formats allow for a safe environment, and also flexibility for students,” stated Provost Brian Knetl in a press release. “Many students are working around home and job responsibilities, and others are attending as guest students to stay close to home and are planning to transfer credits back to their four-year college or university.”

Students can still sign up for classes, for assistance questions can be sent to the enrollment center at admissions@grcc.edu, or call (616)234-3300. There is also information on the website for enrollment and new students.

GRCC’s financial aid office can be reached via the hotline at (616)234-4030 or by email at financialaid@grcc.edu. Staff can aid students in applying for the tuition-free programs such as Future for Frontliners and the Grand Rapids Promise Zone.

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