LSSC is currently offering student emergency assistance programs in response to the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs will remain in place as long as they are needed and/or as long as funds are available.
LSSC has several assistance programs available from multiple funding sources. 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.
Educational Support Grants
Currently enrolled students 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.
Grocery Gift Card Program
Currently enrolled students may be eligible to receive a $50 Publix gift card for the purchase of food and grocery items.
Technology Loan Program
Currently enrolled students may be eligible for a temporary loan of a laptop or mobile hotspot to support remote academic coursework. Please contact the Emergency Deans by email to submit a request.
- Currently enrolled students may apply for the financial assistance programs using one application.
- Award decisions will be made based on the applicant’s individual situation.
Communication and Payment
- 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, Associate 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