South Plains College has received federal funding from the CARES Act which provides assistance for student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students can request funds in these categories:
- Child Care
- Food Assistance
- Housing Assistance
- Medical Care
- Additional Course Materials (textbooks, access codes, etc.)
- Technology Assistance (computers, internet, etc.)
- Other Expenses (Expenses that do not fit in above categories)
How do I apply?
You can request funds using the online application found at HERE We are not currently accepting applications for Fall 2020 until after August 24, 2020. Please check back then for the application.
Am I eligible?
- You MAY be eligible for CARES Act funding if you are/were/will be enrolled in the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 terms.
- You are eligible to fill out a FAFSA due to Title IV eligibility.
- You are in good academic standing with South Plains College.
- International, dual credit, non U.S. citizen students and students enrolled exclusively
in online courses prior to March 13, 2020 are not eligible for CARES Act funding.
CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions:
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is federal legislation that provides a variety of financial support to individuals and organizations affected by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.
The CARES Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis.
South Plains College will receive funds that will be provided directly to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care. The other half may be used by the college to cover costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.
Read the Student Memo sent on April 28, 2020.
Have questions or need assistance? Our staff is here to help.
Financial Aid: firstname.lastname@example.org