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GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IMPACTS STUDENTS ABILITY TO FILE FOR FINANCIAL AID

LOCAL IRS OFFICES CLOSED WHILE GOVERNMENT SORTS ISSUES

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
10/2/2013

Worcester, MA – October 2, 2013 – With the ill-timed and ill-considered shut-down of the federal government currently on day three, some QCC students face difficulty completing financial aid applications necessary to attend college. 

From the select offices that have been completely shuttered, local IRS offices specifically affect students who need to verify income and are unable to do so.

The local impact on prospective students means an unplanned delay in enrollment for the spring 2014 semester.
Though QCC’s Financial Aid office has confirmed that future and current federal aid programs are not affected, the ability to file new applications has placed some uncertainty on awarding aid to eligible students.

To speak with an expert on how the government shut-down affects students seeking Financial Aid, contact Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.754.7513 or jmartin [at] qcc.mass.edu to set up a convenient time with QCC’s Financial Aid Director.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.