All active OCC students who register for
are eligible to receive a Federal emergency financial grant through OCC.
Grant funds are based, in part, on full-time or less-than full-time student status.
Award amounts will be determined after the semester drop/add period and will vary
based on individual Pell eligibility, expected family contribution and other Title
Applying for the emergency financial grant is easy.
Log in to submit your OCC student emergency grant application. The process takes
less than 2 minutes to complete.
Once you have submitted your application, please complete the direct deposit form
MyOCC – this is the quickest and safest way to receive your grant award.
Log in to MyOCC, then select Banking Information.
student award amounts and eligibility will be determined after the drop/add period.
Students must still follow payment due dates or sign up for a payment plan to ensure
you are not de-registered from courses. Grant awards are expected to be disbursed
January 31, 2022. Please check your student email
Emergency financial grants are provided through HEERF III funds and are not student
loans; they do not need to be paid back.
What are the American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) emergency financial grants?
Rescue Plan included additional COVID-19 relief for institutions of higher
education. This new stimulus bill included $40 billion for higher education institutions
and students. This plan created funding for emergency financial grants that may
be used by students for any component of their 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. Students determine how they may use
their emergency financial grant within the allowable uses. For more information,
visit these sites - NASFAA - HEERF III,
US Dept of Education -
Questions: If you have questions about this federal program, you
can email us at