NMCC Unveils New Housing Option
For the first time ever, Northern Maine Community College is offering family housing for students with children.
In a pilot project starting immediately, NMCC becomes the only community college in Maine offering this option which allows students with families the convenience of living on campus.
“Over the years, there have been students who could have benefited from family housing. We believe students are most supported and successful when the family unit can be close by and together, and the services of the College are readily accessible,” says NMCC President Tim Crowley. “This affordable opportunity offers both.”
For the pilot project, two units have been renovated which have two bedrooms, and one full bath at a cost of $750 a month. The cost includes heat and hot water, cable tv, internet, electricity, water/sewer and trash removal.
“We know that students who spend more time on campus succeed and graduate at higher rates than those with limited campus interactions,” says Dean of Student Services, Dr. William Egeler. “Some of our students commute long distances daily, time which could be better used focused on their program of study. We also hope this family housing option will encourage the next generation to continue onto higher education. The benefits of children watching and supporting their parent’s life-long learning are immeasurable.”
More than 20% of NMCC students have children living in their household. Up to three family members may reside in the housing units along with an actively-enrolled student.
Students may live in the family units as long as they are enrolled. Married couples or registered domestic partners without children may also apply for the housing. Current or entering students interested in applying for this pilot should contact Jon Blanchard, Dir. of Residential Life (207)768-2795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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