Lee Cares Emergency Fund

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The Lee Cares Basic Needs Fund

Apply Now Application Instructions

Have you experienced hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Lee College cares, and you may be eligible for financial assistance and resources to assist you in mitigating the impacts of the coronavirus.

Lee Cares is designed to assist currently enrolled students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing emergency financial assistance to students who cannot meet immediate, essential expenses such as childcare, housing, transportation, food, or medical. If this is you, please Apply Now!

Lee Cares funding is made available to the college primarily through a Department of Education Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund grant.

  • Awards are not guaranteed, and they may vary from semester to semester.
  • Awards are not considered loans, and they do not require repayment.

Who Can Apply:

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be enrolled for the relevant semester.

Types of Expenses Considered

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Medical
  • Childcare

Lee Cares Basic Needs Application for Summer 2022

Students enrolled in Summer 2022 may submit a one-time application May 9th, through August 5th, 2022. Below is a table outlining Lee Cares Basic Needs application processing for Summer 2022. Please note that awards are not guaranteed and may vary from semester to semester.

10W 5/31/22 8/4/22 6/15/22
13W 5/9/22 8/4/22 5/24/22
5W1 5/31/22 6/30/22 6/3/22
5W2 7/5/22 8/4/22 7/8/22
7WA 5/9/22 6/21/22 5/13/22
7WB 6/22/22 8/4/22 6/28/22
8W1 5/31/22 7/21/22 6/7/22
MIN 5/9/22 5/26 5/10/22


Requests for technology, disability services or food insecurity are processed daily.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the Lee Cares Basic Needs application, please email

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Student Resource and Advocacy Center

Other Resources

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reports