Kickstart Grant

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Pandemic Emergency Financial Assistance Now Available

Final Kickstart Grant for Spring term 2022

Applications open on March 9, 2022 and close on Sunday, April 3 at 11:59 pm.

$650 KickStart Grants available to students this Spring term 2022

One final round of emergency financial assistance is available to help you get a financial “kickstart” in spring term 2022. New, continuing, returning, and some former and graduated students are eligible, so all students are encouraged to apply today!

Funding is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis for those applicants meeting eligibility requirements. You may be eligible, so apply!

Final KickStart Grant Opportunity!: $650 Spring grant

Who’s eligible? New, continuing, returning, and some former and graduated students are eligible if they have experienced a negative financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (See table below for additional details).

How much? $650 grants.

What’s the catch? No catch. There are no strings attached and nothing to pay back, and it will not affect your financial aid.

Steps to Apply

Step 1: Fill out this application as soon as possible. Funds are limited and will be dispersed in order of qualified applications received until funding is depleted. Apply early.

Application

Step 2: Be patient. The application period closes on April 3, 11:59, and processing happens after that. Processing will take about 2.5 weeks. You will be notified of the status of your application when it is processed for eligibility.  Award announcements will be made on or around April 22. Applicants will be notified via their Lane email.

Questions? Need help?

Email kickstart@lanecc.edu. First, review our Frequently Asked Questions, below, you just might get the answer you’re after.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?
When in Doubt, Fill it Out.
Please fill out the application even if you are not sure if you qualify. Remember: When in Doubt, Fill it Out. Lane staff will be verifying who meets the eligibility requirements.

If you are a: ...Can you apply for a KickStart Grant?
New Student, defined as:
You have never attended LaneCC before
Yes
Continuing Student, defined as:
You attended LaneCC on or after March 13, 2020
Yes
Former or Graduated Student, defined as: 
You attended LaneCC on or after March 13, 2020 and have discontinued or completed your studies at Lane.
Yes
Returning Student, defined as:
You attended LaneCC before December 31, 2019, but not after that and you are enrolled in the upcoming term
Yes
Credit, Noncredit, ABSE/GED, ESL, DACA, International Yes

What can the grant money be used for?
You can use the grant money for eligible expenses related to the cost of attending school, such as:

  • Tuition, Fees, Books, Materials/Supplies, Technology
  • Childcare
  • Healthcare
  • Food, Utilities, and Housing

Who will determine if I will get the grant(s)?
Lane staff will review applications and each applicant’s student records to determine if an applicant meets all eligibility requirements.

How will I be notified of my application status?
You will be notified via your Lane email on or around April 22, 2022. Please check your Lane email account(s) regularly.

When will I know if I will receive the grant(s)?
Final verification for most applicants will begin after April 4, 2022. Processing takes up to 2.5 weeks and can be delayed if applications contain inaccuracies. Applicants can expect to be notified of their award status on or near April 22, 2022.

If I meet all eligibility requirements, when will I get the money?
The first round of disbursement of funds will begin in on April 22, 2022. If you will be receiving payment via the mail, please allow time for delivery.

Funds will be dispersed to fully eligible applicants in the order that applications were received, until funding is depleted. This is another reason to get your application submitted as soon as possible.

If I am awarded the grant, do I need to claim the award amount as part of my gross income?
No. You will not need to claim the grant award as part of your gross income. 

If I am awarded the grant, will it affect my financial aid?
No, getting the grant should not affect your financial aid award. According to the Department of Education, “any HEERF emergency financial aid grant received by a student under the CARES Act, CRRSAA, or ARP should not be counted as income when calculating a family’s EFC.” Source.

I have questions. How can I get help?
You can email kickstart@lanecc.edu.

What can I do to increase my chances of getting grant money?
First, fill out the application as soon as possible. Funding for grants is limited, and awards will be distributed to eligible students in the order applications were received. See below for definitions of Full Eligibility, and steps to take to ensure your best chances of receiving the grant.

New Students Continuing Students, Former or Graduated (as defined) Students Returning Students

If you haven’t already done so, apply to Lane.

Enroll in classes for the upcoming term

Stay enrolled in classes past the “add/drop with refund” deadline, in most cases, April 4, 2022 for spring term.

If you were a Lane student on or after March 13, 2020, all you need to do is fill out the application and await verification of your eligibility by Lane staff.

If you haven’t already done so, reapply for admission, select “Earn a degree or certificate, or prepare to transfer,” then select “Returning Student”

Log into ExpressLane and check for holds on your account, and follow the prompts to find out how to clear them.

Enroll in classes for the upcoming term. Stay enrolled in classes past the “add/drop with refund” deadline, in most cases, April 4, 2022 for spring term.

Recommended For All New, Continuing and Returning students:

Fill out the FAFSA:
While it is not required to qualify for a KickStart Grant, we always recommend filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the application for federal financial aid. For assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Meet with an advisor:
Although it is not required to qualify for the KickStart Grant, we always recommend meeting with an academic advisor to make plans for the term. Contact Advising.

Additional Resources:

Admissions
admissions@lanecc.edu
541-463-5678

Advising
academicadvising@lanecc.edu
541-463-3800

Career Exploration Center
CareerExplorationCenter@lanecc.edu
541-463-3700

Enrollment Services
AskLane@lanecc.edu
541-463-3100

Center for Accessible Resources
accessibleresources@lanecc.edu
541-463-5150

Financial Aid
finaid@lanecc.edu
541-463-3400

Lane Child and Family Center (Childcare)
ChildCareOnCampus@lanecc.edu
541-463-5517

Mental Health and Wellness Center
MHWC@lanecc.edu
541-463-5920