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Federal Stimulus Funds Available Fall 2021

Lone Star College has received federal stimulus funds to help students. Students may receive a grant of $50 or up to $1,400 if they are eligible to receive Pell Grants.

Student Group Estimated Award Amounts
Pell Eligible $700 - $1,400
Non-Pell Eligible $50 - $250
Continuing Education
Workforce Certificate Program $700
Non-Workforce and Leisure (not part of certificate program) $50

No action is needed from students to take advantage of this funding. Please note these funds will not apply to any current or past outstanding tuition and fee charges. A refund will be credited to student's account for the full award amount if you qualify. All students eligible on September 28, 2021, will be processed. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for refund processing after the credit appears on the student's account. To receive a refund faster, students can sign up for electronic refunds at my.lonestar.edu. Under the Financial Account tile select Make Payments and then Electronic Refunds.

Payment Due Date

The payment due date for Fall 2021 is August 21. Balances should be paid in full by 11:00 PM, so student's courses are not dropped. If students are unable to pay their balance in full or do not have anticipated financial aid, students can enroll in a payment plan to prevent courses from being dropped. For more information on payment plans please visit www.lonestar.edu/payment-plan.htm

Information regarding financial aid is available at www.lonestar.edu/financial-aid.htm

CARE for Completion

Students can visit the CARE for Completion site to find services at Lone Star College locations as well as services provided by local agencies, www.lonestar.edu/care. Services include food, clothing, employment/career, mental health/wellness/substance abuse, and others.

Higher Education Emergency Grants Student Frequently Asked Questions

The following frequently asked questions are applicable to all Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grants (HEERF) which includes: CARES (HEERF I), CRRSAA (HEERF II), and ARP (HEERF III) Grant Recipients.

  1. Do I have to repay the emergency financial aid grant I received from my university through the CARES Act, CRRSAA or ARP?
    No. The funds provided by the federal stimulus funds are grants, so they do not need to be repaid.
  2. I am a student who received an emergency financial aid grant from my university through the CARES Act, CRRSAA, or ARP. Should this grant be included in my gross income?
    No. According to the Internal Revenue Service, "Emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act for unexpected expenses, unmet financial need, or expenses related to the disruption of campus operations on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as unexpected expenses for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or childcare, are qualified disaster relief payments under section 139."
    For more information please visit: Higher Education Emergency Grants FAQs.
  3. What can emergency financial aid grants provided by the CARES Act, CRRSAA or ARP be used for?
    Emergency financial aid grants to students can be used for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare). Please click here for more information about what is included in a studentís cost of attendance.
  4. Do I need to complete an application to received stimulus funds?
    No, Students will be reviewed after attendance is verified by their professors for eligibility. Amounts are determined automatically.
  5. Will federal stimulus funds impact or reduce my financial aid award?
    No. Federal stimulus funds are not taken into account when determining your eligibility for federal financial aid.

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