Program Information

NOTE:  Applications will only be processed when college is in session.

Dreamkeepers provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. Dreamkeepers assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

You will be required to bring into the Counseling office documentation covering your emergency.  Documentation is required prior to your application being reviewed.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:  INELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:
Utilities
Housing/Rent
Food/Meals
Medical/Dental expenses
Personal automobile expenses
Public transportation/bus pass
Child care
Gas
Tuition
Fees
Books
Legal fees
Tobacco
Alcohol
Entertainment expenses

 

 



 

 
Note: If you do not meet one or more of the eligibility requirements below, please contact the Dreamkeepers College Administrator via the contact information at the bottom of this page to discuss your situation.

 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to apply, you:
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Must have completed 12 credit hours of study at Moraine Valley Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the academic semester or 3 credits during summer session.
  • Must have an unanticipated financial emergency that will keep you from completing the semester in which the emergency arises.
  • Must not have received a previous grant from Dreamkeepers.
Preference will be given to students residing within Moraine Valley Community College's District. If you do not meet one or more of the eligibility requirements above, please contact the Dreamkeepers College Administrator via the contact information at the bottom of this page to discuss your situation.
 
Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
  • Students must first meet with a college counselor to discuss the emergency situation and look for alternative funding sources.
  • If appropriate for Dreamkeepers assistance, student completes online application. Please answer all questions as completely as possible, as applications are reviewed on information supplied. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until completed and submitted. Students must provide current contact information, including phone and e-mail address.
  • Student meets with the Dean of Counseling and Advising, and must submit documentation for the requested funds, including an original and current bill or invoice. Students must provide the business name and address, along with a contact name or department for the purpose of issuing and mailing a check.
ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS
If approved for funding, a check will be made payable to a third party. No payments will be made directly to a student. Students will be notified within three working days of meeting with the dean whether or not their request can be granted; in most cases, once a request is granted, the check will be issued within 5 business days. Students will be notified of the issuance of the check to the payee.
 

 

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