Student Resources

HCC will continue with online-only instruction for Summer 2020 as the physical campus remains closed to students and non-essential personnel.

Information Technology Services at Harford Community College has technology available to loan to HCC students for the summer and fall 2020 semesters on a first come, first served basis. If you have a technology need please provide the required information at the following link below; and you will be contacted regarding the availability of equipment and the time and location of pick-up.

HCC Student Technology Request Form

Trouble getting internet access?

Affordable internet service options: Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

  • Harford County Public Library's offer Wi-Fi Hotspots
  • Xfinity
  • Spectrum
  • Armstrong Cable, in conjunction with Harford County Government and HCPS, has installed a free Wi-Fi hotspot near the upper parking lot at North Harford High School. This hotspot is accessible from the inside of a vehicle. The best signal should be accessible in the upper parking lot of the high school, facing Pylesville Road (Route 165).

Blackboard Assistance

Answers to questions about accessing Blackboard for online learning.
Contact elearning@harford.edu OR leave a voicemail at 443-412-2256.
Blackboard support hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Technology Support

ITS Help Desk
Contact email helpdesk@harford.edu or leave a voicemail at 443-412-2477, option 3
ITS Support hours Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM.

Trouble getting internet?

Armstrong Cable, in conjunction with Harford County Government and HCPS, has installed a free WiFi hotspot near the upper parking lot at North Harford High School. This hotspot is accessible from the inside of a vehicle. The best signal should be accessible in the upper parking lot of the high school, facing Pylesville Road (Route 165).

Harford County Public Library's offer WiFi hotspots. Visit https://hcplonline.org/wifi.php to learn more.

Want more assistance? Click the Orange Button in the bottom-right corner to launch chat.

Financial Assistance

The Student Emergency Assistance (SEA) Fund was established by the Harford Community College Foundation to provide emergency financial assistance to currently-enrolled Harford Community College students who are facing a short-term financial emergency. The goal is to help Harford students remain in school.

Requirements:

  • Students must be in good standing and currently enrolled and taking a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Emergencies must be documented and related to daily living expenses—not tuition, fees, and/or books.
  • The situation must qualify as a true emergency as determined by the SEA committee.
  • May not receive SEA funding more than once per academic year.
  • Only students with unmet financial need may apply.

Awards are made based on fund availability. The maximum award is $500 per student per academic year. Every attempt will be made to process the application within 48 hours. Awards are considered financial aid and must be processed through the Financial Aid Office.

Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period

If your income has been reduced or you have lost your job as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for financial help with your private health plan, or you may qualify for Medicaid. If you’ve lost your job, you have 60 days to enroll.

General Resources

SARC (The Sexual Assault Spouse Abuse Resource Center)

SARC is Harford County's lifeline to victims, potential victims, and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, and stalking. During the COVID-19 pandemic, SARC's 24 Hour Helpline will remain in service and available. Anyone including friends and family concerned about how to help a loved one can call 410-836-8430 for support, shelter, or protective order legal services.

You are not alone.

Student Assistance Program

MyBHS offers health and wellness tools, online or phone chats with counselors, information on COVID-19, and more. Call 1-800-327-2251, or download the BHS app and use the username OWL. More information is available in the My Academic Life Tab on OwlNet.

Career Resources

For students whose employment may be impacted by COVID-19, please know that Advising, Career, and Transfer Services is available to help with your employment needs. Our online job posting site, HCC Career Connect, is being updated with new jobs daily, and all resumes posted on the site are being reviewed.. If you have issues accessing the site, please call 443-412-2301, or email careers@harford.edu.

Admissions

If you have not yet applied or if you have been accepted and have questions about registering for classes. admissions@harford.edu

Advising, Career, and Transfer Services

Questions related to academic advisement, advisingtranscripts@harford.edu

Learning Center Services

Online assistance with course content and study strategies, learningcenter@harford.edu.

Disability and Student Intervention Services

For questions related to Disability and Student Intervention Services, contact nhokewilson@harford.edu OR disabilitysupport@harford.edu.

Finance

Questions related to account payments and due dates: cashier@harford.edu

  • Payment for Summer is due May 11
  • Payments for Fall is due July 20.

Financial Aid

Questions related to state and federal financial aid and/or scholarships, contact FinAid@harford.edu.

Registration and Records

Questions related to course registration and student academic records: registration@harford.edu.

Continuing Education and Training Courses

Students will be contacted via email or phone regarding course postponement or cancellation. Contact flexreg@harford.edu or leave a message at 443-412-2376.

Nursing and Allied Health

Information about programs.

Bookstore

Requests for Refunds (Future Credit)*:

The College has an existing refund exception process for students who have extenuating circumstances that have required them to withdraw from some or all of their courses after working with their instructor(s) and exhausting all other options. Refunds are offered in the form of future credit. Knowing that COVID-19 may cause extreme hardships for students to complete their courses, the refund exception committee will continue to review student requests for refunds. The process is outlined below:

  1. Student withdraws from the course(s) and documents their request for a refund (future credit) via this link: Spring 2020 Refund Exception Form
  2. The refund exception committee approves/denies requests for future credit based on the information provided by the student. The committee can also approve partial refunds (future credit). Students will receive written notification regarding the decision of the committee.
  3. Students who do not agree with the decision of the refund exception committee can appeal to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management as stated in the written notification received from the committee.

Library Resources

If additional resources are needed, please contact:

Lois Entner OR Gina Calia-Lotz.

Please continue to check your email regularly for important updates.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, please email studentaffairs@harford.edu.


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

On April 20, 2020 Harford Community College received $1,171,832.00 from the Department of Education pursuant to Harford Community College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. Harford Community College has been carefully planning for the disbursement of the grant money to students in accordance with federal U.S. Department of Education regulations. In order to meet the criteria to receive the emergency aid this spring, students must be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. In order to ensure compliance with this requirement, students must have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA. Students who remained enrolled this spring that did not start the semester in a solely online format, with an expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $0-$5,576 as determined by the FAFSA, have already received email notification that they will be receiving $500 from the CARES Act. Students who completed a FAFSA for 2019-2020 and have an EFC that is greater than $5,576 can use this link to request CARES emergency financial aid in the amount of $500. Students who withdrew from all courses this spring semester or have been attending HCC solely in an online format since the beginning of the semester are not eligible for this grant. Limited funds are available and submission of a form does not guarantee an award. Students who automatically received the grant based on their EFC are not eligible to apply for additional funding.

More information about the CARES Act.

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