New COVID Emergency Needs Request: CARES II

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

SPSCC today announced it has received $1.5 million to support students impacted by COVID-19. Any student who has been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and is eligible for Federal Student Aid can request funds through a COVID Emergency Needs Application.

Each eligible student can apply for a one time award of $500 for the purchase of a laptop or up to $500 each quarter for food, housing, or tuition due (up to $500).

Students who are not eligible for aid but need financial support should connect with their Educational & Career Planner to apply for other funding such as SPSCC Foundation emergency grants.

The money is part of $5.74 million awarded through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, federal legislation approved in late December. The remainder of the funds will be dedicated to support institutional needs associated with COVID-19 such as lost revenue and expenses created by increased distance learning.

How to Apply

Follow the application link and sign into the mySPSCC portal. Certify eligibility for Federal Student Aid, select type of aid requested, and give a brief description of need.

Who Can Apply

Students can apply if they:

  • Need funds as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • Are eligible for Federal Student Aid (FSA)
    • a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen,
    • have a high school diploma or GED®, and
    • are enrolled at least half time in a degree-seeking program