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GEER II grants available to Holmes students

The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid has been awarded a $3.5 million GEER II grant from the Governor’s Office.

The Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief Fund Summer Grant Program (GEER) is designed to make one-time supplemental grants during the Summer 2022 term to continuing college students affected by the pandemic. The summer grants will help students stay on track for graduation or catch up if they have fallen behind. The award will be $500 at a community college and awarded to students on a first-come, first-served basis based on when they have a complete application.

The application dates for Summer 2022 are: Application dates, February 1-April 30; and document deadline, April 30.

To be eligible, students must: be a Mississippi resident; be a continuing college student with at least 12 hours as of Fall 2021 that do not include high school/dual enrollment credits; have a minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA; complete the GEER application; complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA and have an EFC below 15,000; be enrolled in at least 3 hours in a first certificate, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree program during Summer 2022.

To apply, students must: complete the online application (opens February 1, 2022). To be considered for GEER, students must complete the GEER application, even if they have already completed a 2022-2023 Mississippi Aid Application; complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA; and submit required supporting documents. New applicants and some renewal applicants with a break in enrollment will be required to submit two forms of residency documentation: FAFSA and a Mississippi driver’s license (can be submitted electronically during the online application). Alternate documents include: State Tax Return (NOT Federal) for the current tax filing year; Homestead Exemption; Voter Registration; and Vehicle Registration.

For more information, go to https://www.msfinancialaid.org/geer/.

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