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Taking Care of Our Campus Community

As the impact of the coronavirus continues to grow across the United States the financial implications also continue to grow. People are losing work as businesses and K-12 schools close and many say they are struggling to make ends meet. 

The Hocking College Foundation has set up an emergency fund to assist students who are financially displaced by the COVID-19 virus. If you are able, we hope you'll consider donating.

If you or someone you know needs financial assistance during this time, please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page and someone from the Foundation's office will reach out. 

Other Resources


Ohio Job and Family Services Office of Unemployment - Supplemental Income Support

Ohio Job and Family Services can’t say if you qualify for unemployment insurance, but if you’re out of work because your employer has closed due to the new coronavirus they suggest applying for the benefits. If you don’t qualify you’ll be notified. If you are eligible, an executive order issued by Gov. Mike DeWine has waived the waiting period for eligible Ohioans to receive unemployment benefits. To apply, visit the Ohio Job and Family Services Unemployment Insurance website, or call 1-877-644-6562 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

US Department of Education - Student Loans

The U.S Department of Education has put together an FAQ page about how Federal Student Aid could be impacted by the new coronavirus. Please check out their website for more in formation.

Uhaul - Storage

Uhaul is offering 30 days of free storage to college students in the U.S. and Canada. The free month only applies to college students with a college ID and they cannot already have a storage unit with the company.

Spectrum - Wifi and Phone

Spectrum’s parent company Charter announced that starting Monday, they will offer free Spectrum broadband and wi-fi for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students.

To sign up, call 1-844-488-8395. Spectrum serves all of southwest Ohio

Comcast - Wifi and Phone

Comcast has announced that new qualifying low-income customers will receive 60 days of free services when they subscribe to the company’s Internet Essentials program. Internet Essentials is a service tier only available to qualifying low-income families. The company is also increasing internet speed for all customers in the tier.
To sign up, call 1-855-846-8376 or visit Comcast’s website.


Are you a student who is displaced because of COVID-19?

Submit your information below and someone from the Foundation's office will reach out.