Community Briefs – June 17, 2020


NMC’s ‘Cash for College’ webinar on June 18
Interested individuals who are looking for money to pay for college are encouraged to attend the Northern Marianas College’s upcoming free “Cash for College” webinar that will be hosted online through Zoom on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Participants will be provided with personal, one-on-one assistance with the available local and federal scholarships such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, CNMI Scholarship, Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance, Tinian Municipal Scholarship, Rota Municipal Scholarship, and the TEACH Grant.

Staff members from the college’s Office of Admissions and Records will also be present during the webinar to provide information and assistance with the NMC admission application process. In addition, those who participate in the webinar will qualify to have their NMC application fee and placement test fees waived for the upcoming fall 2020 semester. This waiver represents a savings of up to $75.

The registration link is available here: The webinar will be held at 1pm ChST.

For more information, email or call the NMC hotline numbers at (670) 285-7651 or (670) 285-2059. (PR)

MHS report card distribution
Marianas High School will have its report card distribution from June 17 to June 24, 2020. Report cards may be picked up at the main office Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 4:30pm.  If you wish to have your child’s report card emailed, send your request to or You are also welcome to call in your request at 237-3202. (PR)

Medicaid Office updates business hours
Beginning Monday, June 22, 2020, the CNMI State Medicaid Agency office will be accepting walk-in clients on Monday-Thursday, from 7:30am to 12pm. The use of masks and social distancing will be strictly enforced for the health and safety of all clients.

Medicaid would also like to remind the public that clients can still drop off their applications via the drop box located at their Capital Hill office and new/returning applicants can pick up all application forms right next to the drop-box or on their website

For more information, contact the following:

For general information:
• Frank Camacho ( or 664-4880

For Eligibility Office:
• Rose Benito ( or 664-4882
• Ruth Pangelinan ( or 664-4886
• Soledad Cabrera ( or 664-4887
• Rita Camacho ( or 664-4888

For Accounting/Claims Department: 664-4883/4884
Providers/vendors can also drop off claims and invoices via the drop-off window located by the front entrance door.

Director Helen Sablan ( or 664-4890 (PR)

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