TSC CARES continues student financial support

Texas Southmost College will distribute $750 to students this spring as part of the ongoing TSC CARES package.

The funds will be distributed to students currently enrolled in credit courses at TSC, with the exception of dual enrollment students. International students and others who did not previously qualify for federal financial aid are included in the aid package, which is funded through the American Rescue Plan–Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III.

“Our Board of Trustees is dedicated to ensuring college remains affordable for our communities,” said TSC Board of Trustees Chair Ruben Herrera. “Through this grant funding students can benefit from additional support that will help them meet their financial needs outside of the classroom so they can remain focused on their studies.”

TSC President Jesús Roberto Rodríguez, Ph.D., said the funding helps keep students on track towards graduation and puts money directly into the hands of the students so they can finish the semester Scorpion Strong.

“TSC continues to provide a pathway to securing a high-paying career and long-term financial stability,” said TSC President Jesús Roberto Rodríguez.

Daniel Ramos, a TSC Social Work student who will graduate next month, said the money distributed through the TSC CARES package has been a lifeline for him and other students during the past two years.

“Getting additional money during the semester helps me out tremendously,” he said. “At the beginning of the semester I used my financial aid money to get a laptop and buy my books, and getting this extra money came at the right time.”