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Immediate Need Grant

ARP Emergency Relief


The Immediate Needs Grant (myLakeland log in credentials required) may be available to students who are enrolled in an active term at Lakeland Community College who have encountered an unexpected financial hardship in paying for expenses that is preventing them from completing the semester.

College Credit Plus (CCP) students, Lakeland Community College employees or their dependent(s) are not eligible for funding.

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 apply, students must complete the Immediate Needs Grant Form and include documentation of the expenses for which they are requesting funding (myLakeland log in credentials required).

You will be notified via your Lakeland email once your application has been reviewed or if additional information is needed to consider your request.

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

The Summer Crisis Program provides air conditioners and payment towards electric bills in the summer season and runs July 1 through September 30. To be directed to your local HEAP provider, call (800) 282-0880. You can begin your application online at but will need to contact your local Energy Assistance Provider to complete your application.

Food Assistance SNAP Benefits

Know someone who might need help with food assistance? As a Lakeland student, they may qualify for SNAP benefits! Learn more about SNAP benefits and if you qualify.

Internet/Computer Assistance

Please see our Getting Connected recommendations for available resources. 

Lakeland is committed to helping you however we can.

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