Opportunities for Assistance

We know that unexpected expenses arise while you are enrolled in classes. Zane State College offers emergency resources to qualified students to help with these costs and try to help keep student loan debt at a minimum. Here are some options you may consider.

Emergency Grant Program

This program gives grants (money that does NOT have to be paid back) to students who face unexpected hardships that may prevent their education. Students must provide documentation for need. It is sponsored by the United Way and Zane State College Foundation.

Qualify by: Enrollment current term, have a current FASFA on file.
Award: Up to $500.
Used for: Transportation costs, medical bills, unexpected child care, eviction, and other documented needs.
Apply: Contact Kisha King at 740.588.1321 then apply at https://zsc.dreamkeepers.org/login.php

TRiO Grant Awards

This assistance gives grants to available TRiO program participants based on the student’s standing, risk of dropping out, unmet financial need, or to help students borrow less in student loans.

Qualify by: Participant in the TRiO Program.
Award: Amounts vary.
Used for: Tuition, books and materials, or any expense considered in cost of attendance.
Apply: Contact 740.588.4115.


Zane State College has received funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III. A portion of these funds are being distributed to students for any component of cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Enrollment in Fall Semester 2021 qualifies post high school students for this funding. There is NO APPLICATION necessary. Students will receive a single disbursement:

Amount: Determined by credit hours and federal aid need calculation. Please refer to your 11/1/21 ZSC email for your allocated amount.
Date: November 4, 2021

Students can expect to receive these funds through their account designated with our third-party refund servicer, Bank Mobile. If you have not yet designated an account, please visit www.refundselection.com