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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how we interact, where we go, and even how we learn. For many, it continues to create additional financial hardships.

Lake Michigan College remains committed to helping you face these challenges, which is why we are happy to offer additional federal grant funding to current students with expenses related to disruptions in their education due to COVID-19.

Expenses such as course materials and technology for remote learning as well as food, housing, childcare, healthcare and more, may qualify you for a CARES II Grant.

These funds are available for expenses after Jan. 1, 2021, when LMC continued to primarily offer online instruction as a result of the pandemic. Students may include anticipated expenses, such as monthly internet access for example, but under federal guidelines, these funds cannot be used to cover outstanding balances on a student account.

To have your expenses reviewed for eligibility for the CARES II Grant, students must also fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International students and undocumented immigrants are not eligible for this assistance under federal guidelines. LMC is authorized to use these new funds through May 11, 2021, or until they have been exhausted.

If you have questions about your eligibility for the CARES II Grant, review the FAQ. If you don't see your answer, you can contact Financial Aid at

Mandatory reporting for CARES Act funding can be found here.

Additional Resources

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Students will be notified following the review of their application. If you have questions about your eligibility for the CARES II Grant, review the FAQ. For questions or more information, email the Financial Aid Office.

Whether you are eligible for this particular grant or not, there are still a number of other resources available to you.

Special Circumstances Review: If you or your family face a loss of income related to COVID-19, you may qualify. Dependent Students can apply here. Independent Students can apply here.

Scholarships: Scholarship money is also still available through LMC’s Foundation. Learn more and apply on the scholarships webpage.

If you are struggling, please reach out to us. Your LMC family is here to help.

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