Lansing Community College has distributed more than $1 million of CARES Act funding to its students. The college was the recipient of $2.9 million from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency grants to students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced in early April that the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund had authorized the distribution of funds.
To date more than 1,250 students have received grants designed to offer relief from the disruption to their lives and education when LCC moved to a remote environment due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The CARES Act emergency funds have allowed the college to assist our students in this unprecedented and challenging time. Students will now have the resources and the flexibility to continue their education while meeting urgent financial needs.
These grants will allow students to put the priority back on their education with the stability and comfort they need to move beyond COVID-19.
LCC anticipates providing funding to hundreds of additional students who have applied but still need to submit more information to complete the application process. The need is great and new funding requests continue to come in every day.
Funding can be used to meet non-academic needs related to health care concerns, job loss or a reduction in hours, transportation, and rent/mortgage payments.
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.