Program Overview

Thanks to funding from the federal government, Temple College will be able to offer emergency aid grants of up to $1,500 for students who enroll in fall 2021 classes. 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 - Fall 2021

  • $9001 – Dual credit students2
  • $1,4001 – Students who have completed high school or earned a GED
  • $1,5001 – Pell Grant recipients who have completed high school or earned a GED

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

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

Eligibility

Full-time students may be eligible for a Fall 2021 Emergency Aid Grant if they:

  • Register in the Fall 2021 term for 12 or more hours; or
  • Register in the Fall 2021 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 September 2, 2021 for 1st 8-week and 16-week courses and through October 25, 2021 for 2nd 8-week courses.

Alternatively, students may be eligible for a Fall 2021 Emergency Aid Grant if they are taking all courses needed to graduate in December 2021 with an associate’s credential, if they:

  • Register in the Fall 2021 term for all courses needed to graduate with an associate’s credential; and
  • Remain enrolled in all hours required for graduation through September 2, 2021 for 1st 8-week and 16-week courses and through October 25, 2021 for 2nd 8-week courses; and
  • Apply for graduation5 by October 1, 20213

 

3Health professions students enrolled in fewer than 12 hours but taking all courses to be considered full-time in their health professions program 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 who are not eligible for graduation will not receive the award. Questions regarding graduation applications should be directed to advising.

Use your grant to pay your tuition!

Students have the option to have their funds applied to their Temple College account balance for the Fall 2021 term. If you choose to opt-in, the emergency aid grant will first be applied to any Fall 2021 balance owed, and any remainder will be paid out on the applicable financial aid disbursement day. If you do 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 September 17, 2021
  • The disbursement date for students enrolled in only 2nd 8-week classes is November 12, 2021