Student Resources During COVID-19

THE 2020 FALL SEMESTER

During the 2020 Fall Semester, San Diego Miramar College will continue to be on remote operations with the large majority of classes offered primarily online.

Some courses, due to their contribution to the training of essential workers, will be offered in a hybrid model.  These courses will fall under the areas of automotive technology, aviation, aviation maintenance technology, fire protection technology, and medical laboratory technician training.

Since Student Services will continue providing services to students in a remote modality throughout the fall semester, here is a list of resources and information to help address any of the questions or needs that you may have throughout the Fall.

District FAQs about the COVID-19 Impact 

Student Services Resources for Students during Remote Instruction


ACADEMIC RESOURCES 

Free/Low Cost Internet Information 

Lap Top Loan Program  - Students interested in apply to the Miramar Lap Top Loan Program can find the application at this link 

List of Academic Deans and Chairs

REMOTE TEACHING RESOURCES (Zoom, Netiquette, etc.) 

Remote Learning Guide for when the Campus Shuts Down

TRAINING FOR ONLINE STUDENTS


BASIC NEEDS RESOURCES

Free/Low Cost Internet Information 

Local Food Banks

CALFresh (SNAP)

With new COVID-19 measures, it’s now easier than ever for eligible California community college students to sign up and receive money every month to help buy groceries. The average eligible student receives $150 each month and it only takes a couple of minutes to apply. Call 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD) or click here to fill out an application 

Free Meals for Kids

Aunt Bertha is a web tool which lets you search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training and more.   


CARES ACT INFORMATION

 Fall 2020 CARES Act Grant Application

 

The Fall 2020 CARES Act Grant Application is open for Miramar College Students! Deadline to apply is Monday, September 28th @ 5:00pm.

 

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, San Diego Miramar College is able to offer financial assistance to students in need. The purpose of the funds is to award emergency financial aid grants to students for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

 

To request a grant:

  1. Visit https://bit.ly/sdccdcaresapp to complete the Cares Act Fund Grant request form; be sure to review the form carefully.  
  2. You will receive a confirmation email once your request has been received.  
  3. The deadline to submit the application is 09/28/2020 by 5:00pm.

 

Applications will be reviewed starting September 30th.  You can check the status of your grant by logging into your mySDCCD Support Portal at https://mysdccd.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portals

 

CARES Act Reporting Information

 

 


CDC COVID-19 UPDATES

At the end of last week, the CDC issued a recommendation that we all voluntarily wear cloth face coverings in public.  This recommendation was issued for two reasons: 1) to remind everyone to reserve the surgical andN95 masks for healthcare workers who are fighting this pandemic on the front lines and (2) fabric face coverings can greatly assist in slowing the spread of the Coronavirus, especially for those who are asymptomatic.  Your face covering can be as simple as scarf or bandana or there are plenty of other options out there. 

How to Protect Yourself

What to do if you think you are Sick

 


FINANCIAL AID UPDATES

Financial Aid Changes due to COVID-19

UNITED WAY Funding Available for Fall 2020 Students 

Through the United Way of San Diego, San Diego Miramar College is able to offer financial assistance to students in need. The purpose of these funds is to award emergency financial grants to a group of students who were not formally eligible for CARES Act funding and have specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Eligible students may apply to receive $200.00. 

We encourage eligible students to apply by 5:00pm on Monday, September 28th, 2020.

 

To be eligible for the United Way of San Diego Financial Assistance Grant, students must:

  • Currently enrolled in Fall 2020 classes 
  • Not eligible for Unemployment Insurance (did not file an IRS 1040s form)
  • Are one of the following: Non-US Citizen, Undocumented Student, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Non-high school graduate
  • Have experienced employment related hardship due to COVID-19

 

About the fund:

  • The United Way of San Diego grant is made to provide resources to students impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours because of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • If you would like to volunteer to provide a personal testimonial to highlight the impact of the grant, please indicate it on the application.
  • The United Way maximum amount a San Diego Miramar College student can receive for Fall 2020 is $200 
  • Awards will be distributed until United Way funds are exhausted
  • This award is not a loan and does not have to be paid back

 

Link to the Application

 

Be sure to apply 5:00pm on Monday, September 28th, 2020


HEALTH SERVICES RESOURCES


Miramar Student Health Services 

will take student  phone calls

only for medical, nursing

and

mental health questions,

 619-388-7881.

Call Center hours:

 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. - 1 p.m Friday.

 


 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES


Miramar Mental Health Services will be offering appointments via a Telehealth platform.  For more information please call 619-388-7881.

Call Center hours:

 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. - 1 p.m Friday.

How to Manage Anxiety and Stress