LCCC Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds Application

Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

Students at Luzerne County Community College who have experienced unexpected expenses or financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds. These grants can be used to help students pay for the cost of attendance, education, and/or emergency costs that may arise due to the coronavirus, like tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare. Fill out this application only for COVID-19 directly related approved expenses. Funding is limited, and it will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. However, when you complete this form, there is no guarantee of funding availability.

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What is the maximum amount of money a qualified student can expect to get?

The U.S. Department of Education guidelines, which gives priority to those with exceptional financial need determined by their FAFSA expected family contribution (EFC), is used to guide the College’s distribution plan. Students with exceptional financial need will be awarded a greater grant than students who have not shown exceptional need. For the Fall 2022, $300 will be awarded to full-time students with exceptional financial need. Pell-eligible students with $0 EFC, as determined by the student’s 2022-23 FAFSA, are those who have a 2022-23 FAFSA. A student who does not have a 2022/23 FAFSA on file will be eligible for the amount that is designated for students with EFCs greater than $0. Every grant applicant will receive notification of their eligibility after they submit the application. Keep in mind that this emergency grant does not reduce your financial aid, and repayment is not necessary.

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Students who meet these requirements are eligible for grants:

  • Credit, degree-seeking student
  • You must be enrolled in at least one course in a diploma, certificate, or degree program during the semester you apply for the grant.


  1. The grant is given only once per eligible applicant for the FA/2022 enrolled semester.
  2. After the start of the semester you applied for (4th week for Fall), the disbursement will occur.

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