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 Fall 2021

Students enrolled in Fall 2021 may submit a one-time application Aug. 9 through Dec. 14, 2021. Below is a table outlining Lee Cares Basic Needs application processing for Fall 2021. Please note that awards are not guaranteed and may vary from semester to semester.

Round 6 — Fall 2021
Application Period Aug. 9-Dec. 14
Session Classes Beginning Census Date Applications Processed
1 8/3/2021 9/8/2021 Beginning 9/13
13W 9/13/2021 9/24/2021 Beginning 9/27
3W 8/23/2021 8/24/2021 Beginning 8/30
8W1 8/23/2021 8/30/2021 Beginning 9/6
8W2 10/18/2021 10/25/2021 Beginning 11/1
FT1 9/13/2021 9/13/2021 Beginning 9/20
FT2 9/27/2021 9/30/2021 Beginning 10/4
FT3 11/1/2021 11/4/2021 Beginning 11/8
MIN 12/13/2021 12/14/2021 Beginning 12/15


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