Student Assistance

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MCC provides free rides to and from campus for classes or MCC events through a partnership with MCRide and Pace. Rides are intended for urgent transportation needs or extenuating circumstances. MCRide is a dial-a-ride service providing curb-to-curb, wheelchair-accessible shared ride transportation. If you need a ride between 5 a.m.–11 p.m., Monday–Friday, call (800) 451-4599 in advance to schedule a ride.


Students impacted by COVID-19 and in need of financial assistance can apply for gift cards for gas money to get to and from MCC. You must be currently enrolled in at least one in-person course to qualify. Apply for a gas card

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Student Success Fund for Emergency Financial Assistance

The Student Success Fund helps MCC students by providing financial support of up to $500 when urgent and emergency situations put their continued education at risk.

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Food Insecurity Relief

MCC provides food assistance to MCC students who have difficulty accessing enough food for an active, healthy life.

Technology Support

MCC has a limited number of brand new laptops for students in need who meet the eligibility requirements. If you need a laptop to be able to succeed in online classes, request a laptop

Note that the review and approval process is not immediate. Active enrollment, which is verified the 10th day after classes start, is required.

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Mental Health

On-campus option (no cost): Jenn Balleto, LCPC, from Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs, is on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.–3 p.m. in A252, for current students. Available for walk-ins, appointments, and Zoom. For more information, email Students in need of support outside those days/hours can stop by A252, or email for assistance.

Online option (no cost): MCC students (over age 18) taking credit classes can exchange unlimited private video, audio, and text messages with a fully licensed therapist via the Talkspace mobile app or website. To get started, visit and sign in using your email address.


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Purple Closet

We can help you access professional clothing through partnerships with local profit and non-profit clothing resale establishments. All you need to do is fill out a voucher, then shop for exactly what you need from our partner stores. See voucher locations