In partnership with Minnesota State, North Hennepin Community College is taking actions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. Please visit this page often for updates.

COVID-19 Student Illness Report (self-report exposure or diagnosis)

Students who have been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19 are encouraged to complete the COVID-19 Illness Report. Students may be contacted by an NHCC response team member for more information and/or to connect them with campus and community resources. Click here to submit the Illness Report.

Updates Effective June 18, 2021

  • Reintegration Plan & COVID-19 Dashboard

    Students, faculty and staff provided input on how to safely return to campus. View Reintegration Plan for information on cleaning protocols, face covering requirement, social distancing and more. View the Minnesota State COVID-19 Dashboard here.

  • Communication Updates

  • Campus Hours and Access

  • Remote Campus Services & Student Resources

  • CARES Emergency Grant Report

    HEERF Institutional Funds Quarterly Report, June 2021 

    CARES Act Institutional Funds Quarterly Report, March 2021 

    CARES Act HEERF Report Student Emergency Grants, January 2021

    CARES Act Institutional Funds Quarterly Report, December 2020

    CARES Act Institutional Funds Quarterly Report, October 2020

     

    Federal legislation titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed to provide economic relief to individuals and organizations dealing with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this CARES Act, a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was established for colleges and universities.

     

    On April 17, 2020, North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement in order to receive HEERF money. NHCC has committed to using no less than $1,510,713 which is 50 percent of the HEERF money received to provide emergency grant aid to students.

     

    An estimated 3,140 students are eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

     

    Student eligibility requirements for a CARES Emergency Grant payment include:

     

    • Enrollment in at least a one credit course offered on-campus with face to face instruction prior to the campus moving to all online courses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic for spring semester 2020.

    • Enrolled in a course that continued through or started on or after March 8, 2020. 

    Federal guidelines placed restrictions on who is eligible to receive the CARES Emergency Grant payments. Students who fall under any one of the following criteria, are not eligible for a CARES Emergency Grant: 

    • High school students (including PSEO and concurrent enrollment)

    • International F1 VISA and DACA/Dream Act students

    • Students registered for only online courses since the start of the spring semester

    • Students that received the discounted senior tuition rate

    • Incarcerated students

    • Employees of MN State using their tuition benefits to pay for their own classes

    • Students who totally withdrew or stopped attending all courses prior to March 8, 2020.

    • Students that already received a CARES Emergency Grant payment from another MN State school 

    Emergency grant payments were released to students on May 6, 2020, through the refund preference the student set up with BankMobile. If the student selected BankMobile, the grant funds were available the same day. If the student selected direct deposit to another bank account, the grant funds would have been available within approximately 2 business days.

    All eligible students received an email at their NHCC email address on May 6 informing them of their eligibility, method of payment, and option to apply for additional funds. A letter containing the same information was also mailed to their home addresses on May 7. All ineligible students received an email on May 6 informing them of their ineligibility and other resource options available.

    Eligible students can login to eServices, choose “Bills and Payments” and “View Account Detail” to see the amount of the grant payment disbursed to them. All eligible students received a $275 base grant payment to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 such as food, housing, technology, health care, and child care. Students that demonstrated increased need through the FAFSA by receiving a Federal Pell or MN State Grant disbursement this spring semester received an additional $400 supplemental grant payment.

    Approximately 5% of the HEERF money is being used for additional awards through an emergency grant application process.  Students could complete an online application to request up to an additional $1,500 in emergency grant assistance.  The online application was closed as of May 14, 2020, due to the high volume of applications received.

    As of December 6, 2020, 3,112 students have received a total of $1,563,059 in CARES Emergency Grant payments.

    Students who had applied for additional CARES Emergency Grant assistance were notified of their application status through their NHCC email address.

    The NHCC Accounting and Fees Office continues to reach out to students through their NHCC email if they have not yet set up their refund preference through BankMobile with instructions on how to complete that process. 

    Information about additional resources and support can be found on our COVID-19 student resources webpage.

  • CRRSAA Emergency Grants

    CRRSAA Student Emergency Grant Report June 30, 2021

    Federal legislation titled the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was passed in December 2020. Through CRRSAA, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) allocated funds to higher education institutions to be distributed to students in the form of grants with appropriate use conditions. The funds can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), child care, course materials, or technology. Students may also choose to apply the funds to a past due tuition balance.

    Higher education institutions are required to distribute HEERF II funds to students at the same amount that was distributed under CARES HEERF I. North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) distributed $1,510,713 in student grant payments through HEERF I and is committed to spending that same amount of HEERF II funds to students.

    The U.S. Department of Education required that higher education institutions prioritize the funds to support students with exceptional financial need. Therefore, NHCC will be allocating funds to students through the following two methods.

    1. CRRSAA Base Grant Awards

    Using federal and Minnesota State guidance, NHCC has identified students with exceptional need as those having completed a FAFSA with an expected family contribution (EFC) below 6,000. Students in this category that are registered for at least one or more credits spring semester 2021 will receive a Base Grant award of $760.

    On April 7, 2021, NHCC disbursed $1,307,960 to 1,721 eligible students.

    All eligible students received an email at their NHCC email address on April 6 informing them of their eligibility. Students that had not set up their refund preference through BankMobile received another email at their NHCC email address April 7 with instructions on how to set that up.

    2. CRRSAA Emergency Grant Awards

    The approximate $202,700 that remain will be available to students in the form of an emergency grant application. NHCC is in the process of creating the emergency grant application and will provide an update as soon as it is available.

    These funds will be available to eligible NHCC students to cover expenses related to COVID-19.

    Student eligibility requirements for a need-based CRRSAA Emergency Grant include:

    * Enrollment in at least one or more credits at NHCC in the semester for which the student is requesting the grant.

    * Need for assistance with expenses related to the impact of COVID-19.

    Federal guidelines placed restrictions on who is eligible to receive the CRRSAA Emergency Grant payments. Students who fall under any one of the following criteria, are not eligible for a CRRSAA Emergency Grant:

    * High school students (including PSEO and concurrent enrollment)

    * International F1 VISA and DACA/Dream Act students

    * Employees of MN State using their tuition benefits to pay for their own classes

    There are limited funds available, so completed applications will be processed in the order they are received until funds have been exhausted. Eligible students can request up to $500 in a CRRSAA emergency grant award.

     

    Grant payment distribution

    Base and emergency application grant awards are released to students through the refund preference the student set up with BankMobile.

    The NHCC Accounting and Fees Office continues to reach out to students through their NHCC email if they have not yet set up their refund preference through BankMobile with instructions on how to complete that process.

    The only exception to this distribution method will be if the student chooses to request emergency grant assistance to pay off a past due balance owed to NHCC. Students have the choice to request emergency grant fuds for this purpose in which case the student can authorize NHCC to apply the emergency grant fund payment directly to the student’s balance due. NHCC cannot apply a grant payment to an outstanding balance without the student’s consent or for an amount greater than the total balance owed.

    Eligible students can login to eServices, choose “Bills and Payments” and “View Account Detail” to see the amount of the grant payment disbursed to them.

    Information about additional resources and support can be found on our COVID-19 student resources webpage.  

  • Other Resources

  • Viruses Don't Discriminate

    North Hennepin Community College, as a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, is committed to upholding a campus culture that is respectful and welcoming. In light of COVID-19, we are aware of the racial stigmatization happening on many campuses towards individuals of Asian descent. At North Hennepin Community College, discrimination, bias treatment or harassment toward our Asian community members will not be tolerated. If you are a student or employee and have experienced or witnessed an incident of discrimination or bias, please fill out this complaint form. We are dedicated to upholding anti-racist practices, and we recognize that the richness of our diversity is our fundamental strength. Learn more about the college's discrimination policy.