No Barriers. No Excuses.

No Barriers. No Excuses.

You CAN afford college this fall!

We understand you might have some barriers to achieving your future. We can help you remove these barriers, or at least provide some relief for: 

Childcare: Expenses related to finding alternate childcare due to loss of income related to COVID-19 or loss of childcare support due to COVID-19. Additional expenses could be childcare needed due to school-age children learning remotely. 

Educational Costs: Course-related expenses include paying for additional materials or software needed due to courses moving to an online/virtual modality. This could include prior balances owed to the college left unpaid due to COVID-19 related circumstances.

Food: Food-related expenses include paying for groceries due to loss of income as a result of COVID-19. 

Healthcare: Expenses include doctor visits, prescriptions, and test/lab results due to COVID-19 symptoms. In addition, mental healthcare costs can also be included.

Housing: Expenses that include covering the costs of housing displacement or relocation due to COVID-19. Additional expenses in this category can include rent, mortgage, or utility payments.

Technology: Expenses include paying for internet, a computer, WIFI access, web camera, or other equipment needed for courses moving to an online format. 

Transportation: Expenses could include fuel costs, bus passes, or car repairs related to traveling for school. 

ADDITIONALLY, All KC students who are enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester will receive either a $500 or $600 KC CARES Pandemic Relief Grant! If a student qualifies for a Pell grant from their FAFSA for the 21-22 academic year they will receive $600 and all other students will receive $500. Visit the KC CARES ACT page to learn more. 


Not sure if you are eligible? Check out some commonly asked questions:

Have additional questions?

New students should contact Admissions and returning students should contact the Financial Aid office.


Phone  |  618-545-3040
Fax  |  618-545-3393

  • Main Campus
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Financial Aid

Phone  |  618-545-3080
Fax  |  618-545-3086

  • Main Campus
  • Health and Business, HB 135


Phone  |  618-545-3057

  • Main Campus
  • Health and Business, HB 139
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We can help you take the first step