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Immediate Need Grant

CARES Act Emergency Grant Application


The Immediate Needs Grant (myLakeland Log in Required) may be available to Lakeland Community College students who have encountered an unexpected financial hardship that is preventing them from completing the semester. Unexpected expenses such as housing, food, personal care, etc. will be considered.

This assistance may be available to students who are enrolled in an active term of attendance. Applicants may not be Lakeland Community College employees or their dependent(s).

The maximum amount of assistance is subject to the funds available and the decision of the immediate needs committee. All awarded immediate needs will be counted as an additional resource when determining financial aid eligibility.

To submit, complete the online form: Immediate Needs Grant Form (myLakeland Log in Required)

Once submitted, someone will get in contact with the student as soon as possible via Lakeland email or by phone.

The Immediate Needs Grant is made possible by the generosity of the Lakeland Foundation.

Other Student Financial Resources

If you need assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities or food, please see below for resources available to you.

Emergency HEAP
Winter Crisis Program Assistance deadline has been extended until May 1 and the HEAP application deadline until June 1. Applications can also be completed online at

Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) of Northeast Ohio – interest free loans

Internet/Computer Assistance

  • Comcast Covid-19 Support
  • Cox Cable Emergency Internet Offer
  • Spectrum - free Internet Access to qualifying homes for 60 days. Call 844-488-8395 to enroll.
  • Xfinity® by Comcast - 2 free months of Internet and option to buy laptop 855-846-8376.
  • Free Wi-Fi available at all public libraries in their parking.

Lakeland is committed to helping you however we can.

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