As students finalize their choice for college, it’s important to understand all the financial options and resources that are available to them. At Morton College in Cicero, two new grants have been made available for eligible students who are ready to begin or resume their college studies this Fall semester.
“The first new grant is the Start Up Fund, which is a one-time $1,000 award that helps our students cover tuition, fees, or books that aren’t covered entirely by their Financial Aid package,” explained Carolina Saldana-Huerta, Student Success Coach for Morton College. “This grant is for Morton East and Morton West High School recent graduates only. Since it helps cover expenses after Financial Aid funds are applied, some students won’t have to worry about paying out-of-pocket expenses for their first semester!” Awards are limited to the first 100 students who meet the requirements by July 31, 2021.
“To be eligible for the Start Up Fund, recent graduates from Morton East or Morton West must also be eligible for the Pell Grant,” added Saldana-Huerta. “Students must also complete a FAFSA application online and have the information sent to Morton College by using our school code: 001728. Students must enroll in 12 credits or more for Fall semester by July 31, 2021. No application is needed, but students should meet with their Student Success Coach to complete their schedule.”
The Fall 2021 Book Voucher program will award up to $600 to the first 100 new (or continuing) students to help them purchase books through the Morton College Follet Bookstore. “For this grant, students must be eligible for the Pell Grant and enroll in at least 6 credits for Fall semester by July 31st,” said Saldana-Huerta. “No application is needed. New students can’t combine the Start Up Fund with the Book Voucher Program, which is open to non-Morton High School graduates.”
For more information, please contact:
3801 S. Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804