Emergency funds available for KCTCS students


KENTUCKY (WEHT) Kentucky Community and Technical College System students will soon receive information about how to request emergency funds for education-related expenses created by COVID-19.

The funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the CARES Act.

The CARES Act provides assistance to college students, who beginning on March 13, 2020, experienced hardships caused by COVID-19 related to:

  • Housing
  • Childcare
  • Medical Care
  • Course materials/Technology
  • Extended program length (to accommodate clinicals/labs)
  • Food Insecurity (due to shutdown of college food pantries)

The funds will be available to students who would otherwise qualify for federal financial aid.

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(This story was originally published on May 12, 2020)

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