Program Overview

The College seeks to provide emergency financial aid grants to full time and graduating students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

Individual Grant Amount - Spring 2022

  • $9001 – Dual credit students2
  • $1,4001 – Traditional students
  • $1,5001 – Traditional students that are Pell Grant eligible

Eligibility

A full-time student may be eligible for a Spring 2022 Emergency Aid Grant, if they:

  • Register in the Spring 2022 term for 12 or more hours; or
  • Register in the Spring 2022 term for all courses needed to be considered full-time in a health professions4 program3; and
  • Remain enrolled in all hours required for full-time eligibility through February 2, 2022 for 1st 8-week and 16-week courses and through March 28, 2022 for 2nd 8-week courses.

Alternatively, a student may be eligible for a Spring 2022 Emergency Aid Grant if they are taking all courses needed to graduate in May 2022 with an associate’s credential, if they:

  • Register in the Spring 2022 term for all courses needed to graduate with an associate’s credential; and
  • Remain enrolled in all hours required for graduation through February 2, 2022 for 1st 8-week and 16-week courses and through March 28, 2022 for 2nd 8-week courses; and
  • Apply for graduation5 by March 28, 20223

Use your grant to pay your tuition!

Students have the option to have their funds applied to their College account balance for Spring 2022 term. If the student chooses to opt-in, the emergency aid grant will first be applied to any Spring 2022 balance owed, and any remainder will be paid out on the applicable financial aid disbursement day. If a student does not choose to opt-in, the full amount of the emergency aid grant will be paid out on the applicable financial aid disbursement day.

Opt-In

Administration

  • Final determinations of eligibility will be made on disbursement dates.
  • Eligible students will receive payment via ACH deposit if they have bank information on file with the business office. Otherwise, payments will be made via check.
  • The disbursement date for students enrolled in 1st 8-week or 16-week classes is February 18, 2022
  • The disbursement date for students enrolled in only 2nd 8-week classes is April 22, 2022

1 Grants may be prorated. See eligibility note 3 below.

2Dual credit students include concurrently enrolled high school students other than those enrolled at Legacy Early College High School in Taylor.

3Eligible students enrolled in fewer than 12 hours will receive prorated grant awards based on the number of hours enrolled. For example, a traditional student enrolled in a health professions program requiring only nine hours for full-time status will receive a grant of $1,050. (9/12*$1,400).

4Health professions Department Chairs or their designee will identify full-time students enrolled in fewer than 12 hours. Questions regarding full-time status should be directed to the student’s department.

5Graduation applications are subject to review. Students that are not eligible for graduation will not receive the award. Questions regarding graduation applications should be directed to advising.