Student Resources | COVID-19 Response
As Mt. San Antonio College transitions online due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), numerous resources are available to support our students. The Health Center is open and providing remote services for students.
COVID-19 Related Issues
Mt. San Antonio College is accepting applications for Emergency Grants "to be used for an URGENT need related to a currently enrolled student’s expense caused by COVID-19." The application is available here.
The college has already distributed more than $8-million in grants to more than 12,000 students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for student emergency relief.
For frequently asked questions about the disbursement, visit the Financial Aid website. To help support students in need, visit the Mt. SAC Foundation. For more information on the CARES Act, visit our CARES Act Reporting website.
Pass / No Pass
Due to the current emergency, students may be able to change your grading option from a Letter Grade to a Pass or No Pass (P or NP) for one or more courses listed below. A grade of Pass is earned for coursework equivalent to a C grade or better (A, B, or C). A grade of No Pass (NP) is earned for coursework equivalent to a grade of D or F. Neither Pass nor No Pass grades are used in computation of Grade Point Average (GPA); however, Pass or No Pass units will appear on the transcript.
Students are advised that some University of California (UC), private and out-of-state institutions, licensing or accrediting bodies, and pre-professional and graduate programs MAY require a letter grade for major preparation courses. Before selecting the Pass or No Pass grading option, students should consult with a counselor.
To schedule an over-the-phone appointment with a counselor, call (909) 346-3717 or (626) 387-3930. Schedule through our online appointment scheduler. For Online Counseling (email based or video counseling), please refer to the online counseling website.
Deadlines vary by classes. To find your deadline for each class, please check your portal by following the directions below.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR GRADING OPTION
- To change your grading option and view your grading option deadlines:
- Log into the Portal
- Go to the STUDENT tab.
- Look for STUDENT SELF-SERVICE and choose #5 – CHANGE CLASS GRADING OPTION
- Follow the prompts to change your GRADE OPTION.
We encourage all students to stay enrolled and to work with your faculty member. We realize that this is a new way to be taught, but we are all here to help you. If you believe the best thing for you to do is to drop (withdraw) from the course, note that you will be able to drop with an “EW”—Excused Withdrawal. This is an acceptable mark and does not count against your GPA, your academic standing or your ability to repeat the course.
To take the risk out of trying online learning, we are extending the deadline to withdraw to Sunday, June 7, for regular 16-week classes. For short-term courses, the deadline is the day prior to the final class meeting. You can also speak with a counselor online about your options.
All Spring 2020 parking permits will be extended through Fall 2020. Students can use them through the Summer and Fall terms.
If you do not plan to attend this Summer or Fall and would like to petition for a parking reimbursement, you may do so by emailing the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 14, 2020:
- Student ID Number (A#)
- First and Last Name
- Parking Permit #
- Your contact phone number
- Current mailing address
- A picture of your Spring 2020 parking permit cut into 4 pieces. Please ensure the permit number is still visible.
Once we have verified the information provided, you will receive an email from email@example.com. The estimated processing time is approximately two weeks from receipt date depending on the volume of requests.
If you have additional questions, please contact Parking Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enrollment Fee Reimbursements
Enrollment fees will be reimbursed to students if they withdraw from the class or the College cancels the class. Refunds will automatically be processed regardless of the selection of withdrawal codes. Learn more about refunds from the Cashier’s Office website. Refunds are offered in a number of formats, including through a Bank Mobile Vibe account. Students can access the account through over 55,000 fee-free Allpoint® ATMs, so they are not limited to on-campus ATMs.
Federal Work Study Student Employees
The U.S. Department of Education has authorized payment of Work Study wages regardless of whether a student is actually working. Managers will need to submit a timesheet to the Payroll Office on the student’s behalf using the student’s regular hours.
All student assistants will continue to be paid based on the end date of their assignment. All student workers should check with their supervisors. They are not required to work but will get paid for the duration of their agreed upon assignment for the Spring semester. Managers will need to submit a timesheet to the Payroll Office on the student’s behalf using the student’s regular hours.
Short-Term Hourly Employees
Short-term hourly employees (even those who may be students) will be paid their regular hours through the end of March, without requirement of work. From April 1 through April 20, any ongoing work performed by these employees should be transitioned to classified employees in the unit. A manager may have these employees continue the work if there is a critical need identified. Short-term hourly employees may participate in the Telecommuting Plan.
You can also visit the Student Services website for their answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Contact the Health Center for FREE medical and mental health assistance provided conveniently online or by phone.
California College Student Grant
To support California college students through these unprecedented times, MAF has established the CA College Student Support Fund. Eligible students will receive a $500 grant to help manage their financial needs – whether that's class materials, rent, or personal expenses. Learn more through the Mission Asset Fund.
Mt. SAC's scholarship program has extended its deadline to April 27, 2020! A variety of scholarships are available to qualified students, based on need, merit, major and/or educational goals. Students must submit a Mt. SAC General Scholarship Application online before the screening deadline.
CARES Act Emergency Grant
The CARES Act has provided limited federal funds for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. To request this emergency grant, you must complete this form and submit it to the Mt. San Antonio College Financial Aid Office at email@example.com. The emergency aid is to be used for an URGENT need related to a currently enrolled student’s expense caused by COVID-19.
Students will continue to have access to financial aid resources, including those from student loans. Spring disbursement will remain on time. You can continue to check the status of your financial aid and submit any required documents electronically through your Mt. SAC student portal https://inside.mtsac.edu/web/portal/financial-aid
If you have general questions or need assistance, please call (909) 274-4450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Pantry and Basic Needs
Mountie Fresh Food Pantry @ 67A, 103 (once every two weeks)
- What: Offer food resources via a grab n’ go outside of the store or drive-thru style at the parking lot behind 67A/B
- When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of April and subsequent months as needed from 10-2:30, which alternates with partner, Sowing Seeds for Life’s community food pantry on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at the Pomona Fairplex.
- Website: www.mtsac.edu/basic-needs
Listed below are helpful links to access food resources.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or having difficulty coping? We are here for you!
Students have access to one-on-one personal counseling with our Student Health Center therapists through TeleMentalHealth. All you need is a smartphone OR a laptop/computer. To schedule a private and confidential appointment, call (909) 274-4400, Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM, or email email@example.com.
If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or others, please contact:
- Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line – Text COURAGE to 741741
- Call 911
- Go to your nearest hospital emergency room
View the full resources to getting started online and use student services remotely at Mt. SAC Online
INTERNET: Several companies are providing reduced cost or free internet access to ensure students have access to reliable internet service.
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC general coronavirus information (what it is, symptoms, prevention)
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