More than 1,250 students have received CARES Act funding from college

LCC has distributed more than $1 million of the student portion of our CARES Act funding, benefitting more than 1,250 Stars. The money came from $2.9 million the college received from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economy Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency cash grants to students. Eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus services due to LCC’s move to a remote environment were invited to apply.

Beyond the money already distributed, the college hopes to provide funding to hundreds of additional students who applied but still need to provide more information or complete a final step. In addition, new applications continue to come in every day.

The CARES Act application also asked about students’ non-academic needs. From those applications, the college referred more than 2,300 students to Academic Success Coaches for assistance with health care concerns, job loss, rent/mortgage payments, and transportation issues. About 1,600 students were referred to the Counseling team for assistance with anxiety and feeling overwhelmed. More than 1,700 students were referred to the Financial Aid team for assistance with job loss or reduction in work hours for themselves or a member of the household.

Thank you to the entire team involved in creating this process, reviewing applications and working with students. Your work is appreciated and is making a difference in students’ lives!