LCC opens application for $5 million in winter term emergency student assistance grants

November 10, 2021
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EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College announced plans this week to disburse approximately $5 million in student emergency grants to students for winter term, which begins January 4. Funding is provided by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

The winter term grants are part of a plan announced by the College in August to distribute $8.8 million in emergency financial aid grants during the 2021-22 academic year to students who are or were enrolled during the pandemic. Approximately $2.5 million was awarded to 3,000 students during fall term as KickStart grants, which are $500-$1500 grants that may be used for tuition and fees or other costs as a result of the pandemic. The grants are considered non-taxable income and do not impact other financial assistance. 

Students must apply for consideration. New students, once admitted and enrolled, are also eligible. Grant award amounts increased for winter term and range from $1000-$2000. The application and additional information is available at

Winter classes start January 4. Registration is now open. Browse the class schedule online.

Deborah Butler, Chief of Staff and Presidential Search Liaison

Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.