COVID-19:Resources

College Resources

Technology Available for Loan

The Library has a limited supply of computer equipment available to loan on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have a technology need, please complete Technology Request Form and you will be contacted regarding the availability of equipment and the time and location of pick-up.

Internet Access

If you are looking for free or affordable internet, the below list provides options available in the county.
Harford County Public Library | Xfinity | Spectrum

In addition, 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.

Microsoft Teams

How to access a Microsoft Teams Meeting

Blackboard Assistance

For those who have questions about Blackboard access, contact elearning@harford.edu. You may also leave a voicemail at 443.412.2256 and someone will get back to you. Support services are available MON–FRI, 8 AM–5 PM.

Technology Support

For general technology assistance, Information Technology Services provides live support through their help desk which is available MON–FRI, 7:30 AM–5 PM. You may contact them via email at helpdesk@harford.edu or call 443.412.2477, option 3. Callers should leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you.

Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is open and accepting new enrollments! For questions, contact Jen Eder at jeder@harford.edu.

Library

(REV. 07/1/21)

In-Person Appointments

The College is offering in-person appointments for Admissions, Advising, Disability Support, Financial Aid, Registration & Records, and the Test Center. In-person appointments can be set using the contact information below. Virtual appointments will also continue. If that is your preference, please indicate that when you make your appointment.

Admissions
Phone: 443.412.2109  |  Email: admissions@harford.edu

Advising, Career, and Transfer Services
Phone: 443.412.2301  |  Go to the My Academic Life tab for Online Chat

Cashiers Office
Phone: 443.412.2208  |  Email: cashier@harford.edu

Disability Support Services
Phone: 443.412.2402  |  Email: disabilitysupport@harford.edu

Financial Aid
Phone: 443.412.2257  |  Email: FinAid@harford.edu

Learning Center (In-person available in the fall)
Phone: 443.412.2588  |  Email: LearningCenter@harford.edu

Registration and Records
Phone: 443.412.2222  |  Email: registration@harford.edu

Test Center
Phone: 443.412.2352  |  Email: testcent@harford.edu

Online Chat is available during the following hours and can be accessed through the Library web page.
MON–THU, 8 AM–10 PM | FRI, 8 AM–4:30 PM | SAT, noon–4 PM

The Library also offers the following services online:
One-on-one research consultation | Online literacy tutorials and citation style guides | 24/7 access to databases, e-books, and streaming video.
If additional resources are needed, contact: Lois Entner OR Gina Calia-Lotz.

The Student Emergency Assistance (SEA) Fund provides emergency financial assistance to currently-enrolled Harford Community College students who are facing a short-term financial emergency. The goal is to help current students remain in school. Awards are based on fund availability with the maximum award equaling $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.

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.
  • 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

Student Assistance Program

Harford students have access to which MyBHS provides 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 from Behaviorial Health Services.

On-site/Remote Counseling

On-site/Remote Counseling offers free, confidential appointment based short-term support.  Counseling sessions will allow you to explore thoughts, feelings and worries without judgement; develop coping strategies for different situations; practice self-reflection and awareness; work on habits you’d like to change; and improve, understand, and communicate about relationships. Call 410-583-2222 to schedule an appointment and let them know you are a Harford Community College student. More information is available from Behaviorial Health Services.

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.

 

 

Government Resources

Harford Community College received several rounds of HREEF funds to provide student emergency grants for COVID-19-related hardship.

On April 20, 2020 Harford Community College received $1,171,832.00 from the Department of Education through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. CARES funding was distributed to eligible students through the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters, exhausting the grant in January 2021.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. On January 19, 2021, Harford Community College received $1,171,832.00 to award to students. CRRSAA Grants were issued during the Spring and Summer 2021 semesters and remaining funds will be included in the remaining HEERF student emergency grants distribution under the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117-2). This new law makes available approximately $39.6 billion for institutions of higher education under Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), with funding appropriated through existing programs previously authorized under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental appropriations Act (CRRSAA). Specifically, Harford Community College has been granted $4,544,403 to disburse to students and $ 4,352,530 to provide institutional support to continue to provide instruction.

Use this link for HEERF Reporting Documents.