LCCC Provides Emergency Funds for Students Impacted by COVID-19

published Monday, April 27, 2020

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) students who have been impacted by COVID-19 will have access to grants through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that is part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The college has received nearly $2 million to be used for emergency grants to students who experience unexpected educational expenses or experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic while a student at LCCC.

Students with a variety of needs can apply for these grants. Examples include computer and software purchases, internet access fees, books and supplies. In addition, grants can also assist with expenses such as food, housing and utility costs, transportation costs, childcare and healthcare.

Students can only apply once for a grant for expenses incurred related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Funding is limited and is not guaranteed. Priority filing deadline is May 7, 2020.

To apply, students need to complete an online application found at www.LCCC.edu/scholarships. They will need to include detail of the expenses incurred. Grants will not count toward the Estimated Financial Assistance, and financial need as determined by the FAFSA will not be a factor in award amounts. Students need to file a FAFSA and meet Title IV eligibility requirements to qualify. Per the U.S. Department of Education, students enrolled in 100% online programs are not eligible to receive these funds.

Students must be currently enrolled in the spring semester or have enrolled in the summer or fall semesters.

The college has established guidelines for award amounts, which will be awarded on a case by case basis, with the total not to exceed a maximum of $6,195 per student.

Childcare – max $500

Food/meals – max $500

  • x $1,000

  • Technology related expenses – max $1,500

  • Books and supplies – max $1,000

  • Transportation costs – max $500

For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@mymail.lccc.edu