CARES Act Student Emergency Grant

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is providing emergency grant relief to college students whose lives have been disrupted and are experiencing financial challenges related to COVID-19. NICC will be awarding eligible students emergency grant funds to assist in covering eligible expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Eligible expenses include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.

Funding Information

  • Funds are limited.
  • Requests must be related to expenses resulting from COVID-19.
  • High school students are not eligible.
  • These funds do not need to be repaid.
  • The funds are not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses.

Enrollment Eligibility

  • Spring 2020 students must have been enrolled in coursework on March 13, 2020 or after. Spring request deadline was May 31, 2020, or until funds were exhausted.

  • Summer 2020 students must have been enrolled in coursework for the summer semester. Funds were disbursed to students once attendance in classes was confirmed. Summer request deadline was August 13, 2020, or until funds were exhausted.

  • Fall 2020 students may submit a request now. Fall grant funds are being prioritized for technology needs, personal laptop/desktop and/or reliable internet access. Complete the technology request form to determine eligibility. Fall request deadline is December 16, 2020, or until funds are exhausted. 

For further information you can contact Amanda McDermott, mcdermotta@nicc.edu or 844.642.2338, ext. 2315.

Grant funds are limited, so students experiencing financial hardships related to COVID-19 are encouraged to submit the application early. All grant requests will be reviewed for approval. The emergency grant will be disbursed to students through your NICC BankMobile refund selection. If you do not have your BankMobile account created, please complete the set-up steps now.

In accordance with Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), additional details regarding the awarding and disbursement of funds at Northeast Iowa Community College are provided on the Student and Consumer Information page.

College and Community Resources

If you are in need of additional support through the COVID-19 pandemic, please seek assistance from the following college and community resources: