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January
2021
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CARES Act funds available for ‘Exceptional’ spring 2021 semester

Classes at South Texas College begin Jan. 19

Summary

With spring 2021 registration now underway, STC says it will continue supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic through another care package for the coming semester, which officially begins online on Jan. 19

Coming back to college means moving forward with your dream of earning a degree, and South Texas College makes it as easy as possible to register and get started.

Online learning and the continued support of the entire staff and faculty are here to ensure your path towards an Exceptional Future is as clear as ever

For students seeking additional help for college, STC has announced that funds are still available through CARES Act Emergency Aid.

With spring 2021 registration now underway, STC says it will continue supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic through another care package for the coming semester, which officially begins online on Jan. 19.

Students just have to take the first step and register. On-campus services are available online, in person, or through virtual chats with a specialist. Please visit https://www.southtexascollege.edu/go/appt to get started.

To quality for CARES, students have to submit a CARES Act application, a Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA), and must meet all CARES Act requirements to receive the CARES package.

Funds are limited and available on a first-come first served basis until all the funds are given out. To check eligibility, please visit https://www.southtexascollege.edu/cares/grant/index.html.

South Texas College presents new opportunities in the form of expanded course offerings just in time for the spring semester.

Adding to the “hybrid” system of learning first presented by STC for the fall, the college will now be offering a limited number of courses with 100 percent face-to-face instruction for students.

STC also introduces a new modality for the spring with the addition of “Synchronous Online” courses, which are similar to traditional on-campus classes requiring students to be present during a scheduled live, online class time.

Here’s how it works. At the designated class time, students will login to the virtual learning platform (Blackboard) to attend a live, online session. During this synchronous class time, faculty will engage with students using virtual class discussions, video lessons, and presentations.

Preventive protocols to reduce risk of COVID transmission have been implemented across campuses. All instructional spaces and buildings will undergo a thorough deep cleaning, and disinfecting will be ongoing throughout the semester.

Students are being asked to contact Advising support services via the web for more information https://studentservices.southtexascollege.edu/advising/index.html