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 may vary from semester to semester.
  • Awards are not considered loans and 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 Spring 2022

Students enrolled in Spring 2022 may submit a one-time application Dec. 15, 2021, through April 24, 2022. Below is a table outlining Lee Cares Basic Needs application processing for Spring 2022. Please note that awards are not guaranteed and may vary from semester to semester.

Round 7 — SPRING 2022
Application Period Dec. 15, 2021-April 24, 2022
Session Classes Begin Census Date Applications Processed
1 1/10/2022 1/26/2022 Beginning 1/31/2022
13W 1/10/2022 1/24/2022 Beginning 1/31/2022
3W 1/31/2022 2/11/2022 Beginning 2/15/2022
8W1 1/10/2022 1/11/2022 Beginning 1/14/2022
8W2 1/10/2022 1/18/2022 Beginning 1/21/2022
FT1 3/14/2022 3/21/2022 Beginning 3/24/2022
FT2 1/24/2022 1/24/2022 Beginning 1/28/2022
FT3 2/7/2022 2/10/2022 Beginning 2/14/2022
MIN 3/21/2022 3/24/2022 Beginning 3/28/2022


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

Debt Forgiveness

Did you leave college because of debt? Find out if your debt can be forgiven so you can get back on track and back to school.

Other Resources

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reports