Holmes to offer Calhoun County Tuition Assistance Grant Program

Pictured is the Holmes Community College Grenada Campus; the Holmes campus nearest Calhoun County. Holmes is proud to offer Calhoun County residents the Calhoun County Tuition Assistance Grant Program.

Holmes Community College is proud to announce a new opportunity for Calhoun County residents. The Calhoun County Tuition Assistance Grant Program (CCTAGP) is coordinated with federal aid, state aid and scholarship funds to assure that qualifying students' tuition is covered for four consecutive semesters (excluding summer). CCTAGP is made possible through a partnership with Three Rivers Planning and Development District, a nonprofit based in Pontotoc.

Non-tuition related expenses (such as books) are not covered by this program.  The program will cover tuition after all Federal and state grants, other financial aid and scholarships are applied, if the balance from those sources does not exceed the maximum amount allowed. CCTAGP applicants may pursue any degree or certificate program offered at Holmes.

"We are certainly happy any time we are able to assist students with funds to absorb and/or offset college costs," said Director of Financial Aid Dr. Gail Muse Beggs. "This is one of the few opportunities we have to fill a gap in funding that may not otherwise be filled. We look forward to this new partnership and working with our students from Calhoun County."

Students' participation in this program is contingent upon availability of program funds. To receive tuition assistance, participants must successfully complete 15 semester hours and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Additional requirements include:

  • Must be a resident of Calhoun County
  • Must take the National ACT
  • Must apply for the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) by Sept. 15
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must apply for community college institutional scholarships
  • Must begin enrollment at community college immediately after graduating from high school or earning a GED
  • Must complete and submit the Tuition Assistance Program application no later than Sept. 15 for the fall semester and Feb. 15 for the spring semester

To apply, students need to complete the Calhoun County Tuition Assistance Grant Application. It is available on Holmes' website at http://www.holmescc.edu/financial_aid/grants_scholarships/CCTAG.aspx.

For more information, contact Financial Aid Advisor, Kimberly Fowler (662) 472.9130 or kfowler@holmescc.edu.

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IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured is the Holmes Community College Grenada Campus; the Holmes campus nearest Calhoun County. Holmes is proud to offer Calhoun County residents the Calhoun County Tuition Assistance Grant Program.