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CARES Act Grants

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we interact, where we go, and even how we learn. For many, it also has created additional financial hardships.

Lake Michigan College remains committed to helping you face these challenges, which is why we are excited 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 Grant.

These funds are available for expenses from March 13, when LMC’s campuses closed for the spring semester. 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 be eligible for the CARES 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 March 2021, or until they have been exhausted.

If you have questions about your eligibility for the CARES Grants, review the FAQ. If you don't see your answer, you can contact Financial Aid at finaid@lakemichigancollege.edu.

Mandatory reporting for CARES Act funding can be found here.

CARES Act Grant Application

2020-2021
Emergency Cash Grants for Students
(Provided by the U.S. Department of Education)

The funding for the CARES Grant is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by the President in March 2020.

In general; the CARES ACT Grant fund is to provide cash grants to students for expenses related to disruptions to their educations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including things like course materials and technology as well as food, housing, health care, and childcare.

To be considered for the CARES Grant you are required to already have filed an application for Federal aid; the CARES Grant requires the filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may apply for this grant program by completing this application; and submitting a detailed list of expenses you have incurred related to the disruptions to your education with the COVID-19 outbreak. Documentation should include a written statement along with any receipts or information which confirm the expenses you or your family have incurred.

Please note: Filing this application does not guarantee additional financial aid.

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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 Grants, 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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