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


CARES Emergency Fund (all funding has been given out as of July 22, 2020)

This fund aids students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial impact related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance was created by the Department of Education to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

Qualify by: Enrollment in Spring or Summer 2020. You DO NOT have to be receiving Pell or borrowing Direct Student Loans to receive CARES funds, but must be eligible to receive Title IV funding.
Award: Up to $1,050* per semester 
Used for: Food, Housing, Utilities, Childcare, Health Care, Course Materials, Technology, and other critical needs.
Payments: Once your application is approved, you can expect to receive funds within approximately five to seven business days. The funds will be distributed in the following manner:

  • Students who have current deposit method designated with Bank Mobile will be paid through their designated account.
  • Students without a designated refund method must sign up with Bank Mobile. Please visit www.refundselection.com.

If you have any questions regarding Zane State College and our response to the Coronavirus, please visit www.zanestate.edu/info or email CARES@zanestate.edu.

*Funds from the CARES Act will be available to Zane State College students on a first-come, first-served basis until expended.


Emergency Grant Program (funding available in fall 2020 semester)

This program gives grants (money that does NOT have to be paid back) to students who face unexpected financial hardships that may prevent them from finishing 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 FAFSA on file
Award: Up to $500
Used for: Transportation costs, medical bills, unexpected child care, eviction, and other documented needs.
Apply: Contact Kish King at 740.588.1321 then apply at https://zsc.dreamkeepers.org/login.php


TRiO Grant Awards

This assistance is available to TRiO program participants based on the student’s program 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: Up to $650
Used for: Tuition, books and materials, or any expense considered in cost of attendance.
Apply: Contact Dr. Joyce Addo-Anum at 740.588.4114.