COVID-19 Information for ZSC Campus & Community

HEERF III Funding

Zane State College has received funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III. A portion of these funds are being distributed to students for any component of 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.

Enrollment in Fall Semester 2021 qualifies post high school students for this funding. There is NO APPLICATION necessary. Students will receive a single disbursement:

Amount:  Determined by credit hours and federal aid need calculation. Please refer to your 11/1/21 ZSC email for your allocated amount.
Date:  November 4, 2021

Students can expect to receive these funds through their account designated with our third-party refund servicer, Bank Mobile. If you have not yet designated an account, please visit www.refundselection.com

Disclosure for Financial Aid Recipients

In accordance with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 requirements for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding, the Zane State College Financial Aid Office is informing students of the following:

Changes to Your Family’s Financial Situation

If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your 2019 federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. To be considered you must complete the 21-22 FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then contact the school you plan to attend to discuss how your current financial situation has changed. Note that the school’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.

If you have questions about this legislation or wish to have your information reviewed, please contact the Zane State College Financial Aid Office.

COVID-19 Information for ZSC Campus & Community

Zane State College is taking necessary COVID-19 precautions to ensure we provide a healthy environment for our students, employees, and visitors. We have been working closely with the Zanesville – Muskingum County Health Department to understand the evolving quarantine guidelines.

As a public institution of higher education, we serve all members of our community and recognize that vaccinations and mask wearing can be deeply personal matters. We ask that employees, students, and visitors take responsibility for their own health and help protect others. The best way to do so is through vaccination, social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask. Zane State College does not require its employees or students to report their vaccination status.

As a reminder, Zane State College has numerous support services to help students succeed. Please reach out to your program advisors, student coaches, or the tutoring department for anything that may make your fall semester successful.

Students, employees, and visitors may continue to stay healthy by:

Consider getting a vaccination.
The CDC recommends vaccinations as the number one preventative measure against getting COVID.

Monitor changes in your health.
If you are not feeling well, stay at home and contact your healthcare provider. Changes in your health should not be ignored.
– Symptoms may include: fever (100.4°F or higher), cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of smell, loss of taste, headache and/or nausea.

Required criteria for returning to campus after being sick:
– Fever free for at least 72 hours without any kind of fever reducing medication.
– Respiratory symptoms have consistently improved.
– Quarantine at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms.

Practicing social distancing.
– Work and study at least six feet away from others.
– Avoid large group gatherings.

Washing your hands often using soap and water.
– For at least 20 seconds
– Practice cough/sneeze etiquette
– Use a disposable tissue.

Wearing a face covering.
Consider wearing a face covering indoors, especially when social distancing is not possible.

Mask Requirement for in-person classes.
Based on the high level of community transmission and the devastating impact positive tests could have in the learning environment, effective Monday, August 30, students and faculty will be required to wear masks while in the classroom. Check back regularly for status updates.

Reporting positive tests or exposures.
If a student reports that they were exposed or indeed has the COVID-19 virus, employees and students are to file a Maxient Report here: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ZaneStateCollege&layout_id=5

If you have any questions about Zane State College’s campus safety protocol, please email the Office of Human Resources at HR@zanestate.edu.

(As of October 19, 2021)