Temple College has announced plans to make $500 emergency financial aid grants available this fall to students impacted by COVID-19.

Funding for the grants is coming from money the college received from the federal government as part of the CARES Act. Over the summer, the college used some of this money to provide $300 emergency aid grants to students taking 6 hours of summer classes.

The fall emergency aid grants will only be available to students who apply for them. The grants can be used to cover expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care, as well as tuition.

To be eligible for a fall 2020 emergency aid grant, a student must be registered for 12 or more hours or for all courses necessary to complete a degree program and must be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Students enrolled only in 2nd 8-week courses are eligible to receive grants, but payments may be delayed until October.

The deadline to register for fall classes is Aug. 14.

Local high school graduates who qualified for $500 scholarships this fall are not eligible to apply for the emergency aid grants.

Students who would like to apply for a fall emergency financial aid grant can apply at www.templejc.edu/safety/coronavirus/cares-grants/.