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College Student Equity and Achievement Finds Funds

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LACC wants to update students about assistance that the District will be providing to you during the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

As you may already know, the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and authorized direct aid to college students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. However, the Department of Education placed restrictions on the use of those funds and asserted that some students, including undocumented students, are ineligible.

The Los Angeles Community College District is dedicated to equity and to supporting all students in need regardless of their background or immigration status. Despite the actions by the Department of Education, the District is pleased to announce that you have been awarded additional funding to help you during this public health emergency.

The funding is provided through the College Student Equity and Achievement funds and is meant to be used for expenses related to the disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare expenses.

You should be receiving these additional funds on or about Friday May 15, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The District will automatically add $300 to your Bank Mobile account.

The school states they will continue to work to identify additional resources to aid you in this challenging time and assure that you are supported in the completion of your educational pursuits. 

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