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 can request funds through a COVID Emergency Needs Form.

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 but need financial support can see if they're eligible for the Undocumented Student Relief Grant or a Success Grant through the SPSCC Foundation.

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 form link and sign into the mySPSCC portal. Certify eligibility, 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;
  • Are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen; and
  • Are enrolled for the quarter that the request is for.