COVID-19 Resources for Students

Communicating in Times of Uncertainty: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1C2OetpHwraDiTqwbrzMO5xGE0VseixRIAu0Crch3Kys/mobilebasic
Created by – College Transition Collaborative
**very helpful resource when communicating with students, families, friends or neighbors affected by COVID-19**

Governor Hogan’s Maryland Unites A-Z Resource Guide: https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/

Maryland Colleges/Universities COVID-19 Resources Pages

Academic

Employment

WiFi

Clinics/ Hospitals/ Medical Assistance

Lunch Sites/Free Meals – Youth and Students

Food Assistance – General

Home/Auto Insurance Companies – Payment Help

  • List of Resources for Maryland homeowners, renters, or small business owners: https://www.baltimoresun.com/coronavirus/bs-md-rent-and-coronavirus-20200331-cnikbh7xvrfzrepms5va3rtlhm-story.html
  • Allstate says that customers can request a special payment plan that allows them to skip two premium payments without a penalty.
  • American Family says customers with financial difficulties should contact them to discuss options.
  • Auto-Owners Insurance customers can call the company to discuss options such as changing their due date, changing their payment plan or getting a payment extension.
  • Erie Insurance says it can offer customers options such as delayed payment dates, adjusting installments, changing pay plans and waiving penalties and fees.
  • Farmers says it may be able to extend customers’ due dates if they’ve been affected by COVID-19. 
  • Geico says it can offer flexibility to payment plans for customers. It’s also suspending policy cancellations due to non-payment and policy expiration, through April 30, 2020.
  • Liberty Mutual is offering extended payment deadline and waiving fees for customers who are impacted by the coronavirus.
  • Mercury Insurance says customers should call the company if they’re facing financial difficulties.
  • Nationwide says that it is “currently reviewing hardship requests based on individual circumstances” in a statement on its website.
  • Progressive customers with financial difficulties due to COVID-19 should contact the company to discuss how Progressive may be able to help. 
  • State Farm, the nation’s largest auto and home insurer, says customers should contact their State Farm agent if they are having financial trouble.
  • Travelers is offering billing support to customers who are financially affected by the response to COVID-19. Travelers says customers should contact them directly.
  • USAA is offering special payment arrangements for auto and property insurance, without late fees. It’s also offering payment arrangements on life and health insurance. 

Childcare

Travel

Mental Health

Scholarships/Emergency Funding

All required documentation must be submitted by June 1, 2020, to ga.mhec@maryland.gov or the following mailing address:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
Ground Floor Suite
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 N. Liberty Street, Ground Suite
Baltimore, MD 21201

MHEC’s Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship program deadline will remain June 15, 2020.