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COVID-19 Update for Students - May 6, 2020 Free Emergency Cash Grants

Published May 06, 2020

To assist in making progress toward your educational goals, the college is working to financially support you in multiple ways. In addition to $2.4 million emergency cash grants, the college will

  • refund a portion of spring course fees,
  • waive the $8 per credit hour online summer course fees,
  • waive individual course fees, such as those typically charged for labs, for online sections during summer session and
  • continue to offer scholarships to help students fund their education.

CLC recently received more than $2.4 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by the federal government March 27. These Lancers Keep Learning Funds will be used for emergency cash grants are now available if your life has been affected by the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 in support of continuing your educational goals.

Additionally, the college and CLC Foundation established an initial $267,500 fund for immediate availability. These funds include a $50,000 gift from the Julian Grace Foundation for emergency needs and $25,000 from the John and Kathleen Schreiber Foundation for undocumented students.

Lancers Keep Learning Funds give eligible students up to $1,500 over spring, summer and fall semesters in financial assistance and resources to cover critical basic needs such as:

  • Food
  • Housing and utilities such as rent and cell phone bills
  • Course materials
  • Technology costs and tools to continue learning from home
  • Assistance with healthcare and/or childcare

If you have a demonstrated need, please apply online. Students who are eligible to fill out a FASFA will be required to submit one and the college has resources available to assist you with this process.

Students who cannot complete the FAFSA are still eligible for assistance through the college and CLC Foundation.

All students, regardless of citizenship status, are encouraged to apply. Grant funds are limited, so you are encouraged to apply early if your education has been impacted due to financial hardships related to COVID-19. All grant requests will be reviewed for approval.

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