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Tallahassee Community College helping students financially impacted by the coronavirus

Posted at 7:42 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 19:42:30-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As college students across Florida finish their first week of online learning, Tallahassee Community College is looking to help those who may need help.

Friday, TCC launched Eagle Relief, Support our Students campaign to help students who have been impacted financially by COVID-19.

$45,000 to be exact.

That financial goal should be able to cover some of the basic needs of their students affected by this crisis.

The campaign focuses on three things: General support for financial aid students, new technology for those who don't have access at home, and basic student needs.

Heather Mitchell, the executive director of TCC foundation, says this is necessary since most of the students are local.

"We want to make sure that we can remove barriers for these students to help them get through their learning journey whatever that might be," Mitchell said. "And we all know the great equalizer of getting anybody out of poverty is education."

We'll have information on how TCC students can apply for relief at 11.

Plus, hear how both FAMU and FSU are helping their students in this difficult time.