CARES Act Grants
LSSC is currently offering student emergency assistance programs in response to the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Award decisions and amounts will be made on a case-by-case basis determined by eligibility requirements for specific programs.
The student is not responsible for any type of repayment for the money awarded through grants. The funds for this program were provided by the federal CARES Act.
COVID-19 Technology Grants
LSSC is currently offering $1,000 technology grants to eligible students in response to the significant impacts of the pandemic to support our student’s transition to online learning. Students who have previously received a COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Grant are not eligible for this grant program.
Awards will be distributed to students after initial attendance verification has been completed for the Fall 2020 semester. Submission of the FAFSA is required for consideration.
General Eligibility Requirements
- Registered and attending Fall 2020 courses
- Filed a 2020-21 FAFSA
- Not enrolled as a Bachelor or Dual Enrollment student
- Not a recipient of previous CARES grants
Recommended Technology Package
We recommend a technology package similar to the following for recipients of a COVID-19 Technology Grant to best meet the needs of online learning:
- Laptop, 14″ display, i3 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD hard drive, Bluetooth connectivity
- Backpack carrying case
- External mouse (Bluetooth enabled or wireless)
- Headset with microphone for video conferencing
- Monochrome laser printer
Educational Support Grants
Students who were enrolled at LSSC in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 may be eligible to receive support for educational and emergency expenses that significantly impacts a student’s ability to remain enrolled. This support includes tuition and fees, textbooks/access codes, housing, food, utilities, technology, and COVID-19 medical expenses.
Award decisions will be made based on the applicant’s individual situation. Submission of the FAFSA is required for consideration.
Communication and Payment of Grant Awards
- All communication regarding your application will be done in Lakehawk Mail.
- We will strive to communicate a decision within 10 business days.
- The student is not responsible for any type of repayment for the money awarded from grants.
- Some awards may be paid out directly to the student in TouchNet. If you do not have Direct Deposit set up, you should do that in LOIS by clicking on the “TouchNet Student Account Suite” link
If you have additional questions or concerns about your eligibility, please contact Marta Ralowicz, Interim Director of Financial Aid.
The Emergency Deans are the College’s designated professional staff responsible for providing referrals, information, and support to students and consulting with faculty in severe weather event, local emergency, or community health crises . They are empowered to intervene with campus and community partners to coordinate the College’s response to students who are experiencing distress as a result of these types of crises. They work to ensure that adequate support and resources are available to students as long as there is a need. The Emergency Deans do not replace our college offices and departments. Rather, they serve as a connector of sorts and dive into complex situations that may require student advocacy across multiple offices and departments or with external entities.
The scope of the Emergency Deans’ role includes:
- Answering student’s academic and administrative questions during emergency periods
- Providing counseling referrals to the Student Assistance Program (SAP)
- Providing referrals to college support resources (Learning Center, tutoring, Libraries, SAS, etc.)
- Providing referrals to community resources (financial, housing, food, family wellbeing, etc.)
- Serving as a liaison between faculty and students for complex situations
The scope of the Emergency Deans role does not include:
- Giving legal advice
- Giving medical advice
- Interfering with law enforcement
- Excusing academic absences
- Interfering with academic policy or procedure