Relief services are made available

Brittany Claramunt

@BrittClaramunt

bclaramunt@foghornnews.com

While many faculty and students start to rebuild what they lost in Hurricane Harvey, Del Mar College has stepped up to help in any way it can.

Students who may not be able to return for the fall semester can receive 100 percent of their tuition refunded. Del Mar College will also be offering eight-week sessions that will start later in the semester. Faculty and staff will work with the students on a case-by-case bases to ensure they can continue or return back to their education.

Receiving your disbursement would be a big help for students; however, if you signed up to receive a check through the mail it might take longer. Bank Mobile Vibe sent out a statement to students stating that “mail services may be interrupted or delayed for students who want a check mailed,” but students can switch from a mailed check to being deposited in another account or using the Vibe card provided to Del Mar students by visiting their website. Financial aid money will be disbursed starting on Sept. 18.

If your home is not livable anymore, the Corpus Christi Apartment Association is helping place individuals who have been displaced and are looking for housing. FEMA is also giving out vouchers for people who are staying at qualifying hotels.

The Del Mar College Foundation is raising money for two funds, the Hurricane Harvey Student emergency Assistance Fund and the Hurricane Harvey Faculty/Staff emergency fund. The money raised will be given to students, faculty and staff who were severely affected by the storm and they can use it to buy food, clothing, temporary shelter and replacement for basic essentials. Anyone can donate to either fund with $5 and up.

If you have any questions or require additional resources, the Student Engagement and Retention office is offering help for students affected by Harvey. If you are experiencing a setback, which may impede on your academic success, you can contact the Office of Retention Services to schedule an appointment or speak to a retention case manager. Walk-in appointments are also available with retention case managers on the East Campus in the Harvin Student Center in the Room 208

Hurricane Harvey made its mark physically and emotionally on everyone in the Coastal Bend. Del Mar College is ready to help students, faculty and staff with anything they need to improve the situation and to make the upcoming semesters easier on everyone.

STUDENT RESOURCES

BankMobile Disbursements: www.Bankmobilevibe.com

Corpus Christi Apartment Association: 361-852-2787, www.CorpusChristiApartment Association.org

FEMA Vouchers for hotel: www.femavahotels.com

Student Engagement and Retention Office: 361-698-1277

Office of Retention Services: 361-698-1948

Del Mar College Foundation: www.delmar.edu/foundation

Brittany Claramunt

Brittany Claramunt is a reporter for the Del Mar College Foghorn. She joined the staff in Spring 2016 as a first year college student. Brittany majors in Radio and Television and hopes to one day become an aspiring television news anchor. You can contact Brittany via e-mail at bclaramunt@foghornnews.com or follow her on Twitter @BrittClaramunt.

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