Update: In compliance with the Phase Plan initiated by Bay Mills Tribal Council, Bay Mills Community College is operating with limited staff for services by appointment only. All visitors and staff are expected to wear masks upon entering the building and while conducting face-to-face meetings. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to keep everyone updated.
Bay Mills Indian Community is currently under Level 3 provisions. A copy of the Phase policy can be found here.
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The CRRSAA established additional funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) to address needs directly related to the coronavirus.
Bay Mills Community College received the following supplemental grants from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II):
Similar to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act with HEERF I funds, the CRRSAA - HEERF II funds are distributed as grants with appropriate use stipulations. The CRRSAA student grants must be used to cover expenses related to the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare. Unlike the CARES Act, the CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell grants, and authorizes grants to students exclusively enrolled in distance education.
Our goal is to distribute the CRRSAA student grants as widely and equitably as possible, while prioritizing students with the greatest need. We recognize that all of our students have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and have faced financial challenges.
To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
BMCC will calculate the award for spring, 2021 semester based on student enrollment status as of March 15, 2021. BMCC is using a 3-tier approach to prioritize students with exceptional financial need based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA.
|Student Status||$0 EFC||$1-$5,711 EFC||
or No FAFSA
| Full Time
(12 credits or more)
| Three-Quarter Time
| Half Time
| Less than Half Time
To ease the burden on students and distribute these funds more quickly, an application will not be required. BMCC has identified which students meet the eligibility requirements and will notify them by email.
Checks will be issued and mailed to the student address on file. By accepting the payment, students are certifying that they will use the CRRSAA student grant to cover expenses from any component of their cost of attendance and/or emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare incurred after December 27, 2020.
Students will receive this funding directly, unless the student has given written, affirmative consent to apply the grant toward the student’s account balance.
BMCC will mail checks to students on March 25, 2021.