Lamar State College Orange Plan for Distributing Emergency Financial Aid Funds

Process

Application Availability and Publication

  1. Lamar State College Orange will post the Student Emergency Financial Aid Application on their LSCO Webpage https://www.lsco.edu/news/novelcoronavirus-2019-ncov.asp.
  2. Students will be informed of the Student Emergency Financial Aid Application through Blackboard global announcements, LSCO email account, text messaging service, and social media.

Award Determination

Students who submit the application for Student Emergency Financial Aid during the application period and who meet the eligibility criteria will be awarded a minimum of $500, pending availability of funds.   

Award Notification and Distribution

Students will be notified via their LSCO student email of their award status. If approved, emergency financial aid funds will be disbursed to LSCO students in the following manner:

  • LSCO Students who have direct deposit information on file will be paid via direct deposit;
  • Checks will be mailed to all LSCO students who do not have direct deposit information on file.

Application Period

Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Application (Application Period for Spring 2021 is now closed)

  1. Student applications for Student Emergency Financial Aid will be available to LSCO students until April 30, 2021.
  2. Students may complete the application for Student Emergency Financial Aid in an online electronic form available on the LSCO Webpage.
  3. Students who meet the eligibility criteria but do not complete the application for Student Emergency Financial Aid will not be considered for award.

Eligibility

Emergency grants will be made available to LSCO students that:

  1. Submit an application using the link provided on or before April 30, 2021;
  2. Have incurred expenses related to the disruption of LSCO campus activities related to COVID-19; and
  3. Are enrolled at LSCO during the spring 2021 semester.

Notification

LSCO students who submit an application will be notified via their LSCO email account the week of May 10, 2021 of their award status.

Disburse Statement

LSCO will disburse funds to eligible students on or before May 14, 2021.

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Application (Application Period for Spring 2020 is now closed)

  1. Student applications for Student Emergency Financial Aid will be available to LSCO students between May 1, 2020 and May 15, 2020.
  2. Students may complete the application for Student Emergency Financial Aid in an online electronic form available on the LSCO Webpage.
  3. Students who meet the eligibility criteria but do not complete the application for Student Emergency Financial Aid will not be considered for award.
  4. Round two of student applications for Student Emergency Financial Aid will be available to qualifying LSCO students between May 21st and May 29th.

Eligibility

Emergency grants will be made available to LSCO students that submit an application and:

  1. Have incurred expenses related to the disruption of LSCO campus activities related to COVID-19;
  2. Were enrolled at LSCO during the spring 2020 semester in at least one face-to-face class, face-to-face lab, or clinical course on or prior to March 13, 2020;
  3. Filed a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR will complete and file a FAFSA on or before applying for financial aid emergency funds in addition to meeting all of the following criteria:
    1. U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen that is otherwise eligible to receive federal Title IV aid;
    2. Assigned a valid Social Security number;
    3. Registered with the Selective Service (if required);
    4. Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs;
    5. Completed a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED), or approved homeschool diploma;
    6. Enrolled in a degree-seeking program during the spring 2020 semester;
    7. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines;
    8. Not be in default with any federal student loans or owe an overpayment on any federal grants;

Notification

LSCO students who submit an application will be notified via their LSCO email account the week of May 29, 2020 of their award status.

Disburse Statement

LSCO will disburse funds to eligible students on or before May 29, 2020.

Reporting Requirements

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

September 2020 Quarterly Report
June 2021 Quarterly Report

CARES Act Posting Requirements

May 2020 Report
June 2020 Report
July 2020 Report