COVID Student FAQ
Masks are expected while inside any DSC facility.
If you are sick or not feeling well, or showing any signs of symptoms, do not come to campus and email CovidHealth@DaytonaState.edu immediately.
If you experience symptoms, isolate yourself, do not come to class or campus, and seek medical attention by calling a medical professional. Inform medical professionals of your symptoms and any recent travel or potential exposure before going to the health facility.
As with all contagious illnesses, limit the potential for exposure to other people and do not come to campus or class. Take the following actions:
- Notify your instructor(s) via email that you are ill. You can find contact information on the course syllabus or through the DSC website directory.
- Isolate yourself to keep from potentially exposing other people, including members of your own household.
- Seek medical advice from a medical professional by calling ahead before visiting a health facility.
General Questions & Answers
DSC campuses are open for regularly scheduled classes. Please call (386) 506-3000 for an appointment for an in-person meeting with a department.
DSC Safety Policies
- Masks are expected while indoors on all DSC campuses and facilities.
- Frequent hand washing is required. Hands must be washed before entering the classroom or lab for the first time and upon re-entry for any reason (i.e. anyone leaving a room must clean hands upon re-entry; hand washing must occur before and after bathroom breaks; hand washing must occur before and after eating).
- For activities that require gloves, gloves should be changed and discarded regularly between activities, between patients or clients, and when individuals leave the classroom or lab area.
- There should be no sharing of tools, utensils, instruments, or other portable equipment or materials during a class or lab. If equipment is used in subsequent classes, it must be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected between uses.
- All common surfaces will be regularly disinfected throughout the day, especially after and in-between classes by faculty and students utilizing that space. This includes desktops, computer stations and accessories, light switches, chairs, doorknobs, entry points, etc. Neutra-Dis is a one-step disinfectant, sanitizer, virucide, and cleaner that is on the list of EPA approved disinfectants for SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of COVID-19). Neutra-Dis will be supplied in all classroom and lab spaces in a standard spray bottle. To properly use, spray the surface that needs to be cleaned and sanitized, let stand for 10 minutes, then wipe clean.
- All activities will be performed in open, well-ventilated areas.
- Student dismissals may be staggered with groups of 10 or less exiting every 30 to 60 seconds with students going directly to their vehicles or means of transportation, or to their next class.
- Faculty will sanitize lab and classroom spaces at the end of each class.
- Labs and classroom spaces will be sanitized by custodial staff at the end of each day.
What preventative measures should I take?
The CDC recommends the following:
The CDC recommends the following:
- Get vaccinated! Everyone 12 years of age and older is now recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
- Wash your hands frequently to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.
- Masks are required in all DSC classrooms. Masks are optional in other indoor and outdoor spaces.
- Practice social distancing - 3 ft. distance in DSC classrooms (while also wearing a face mask).
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
- If you are experiencing a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, contact a healthcare professional to determine whether testing or treatment is needed.
Personal counseling services for students
If this is an actual emergency please call 911.
Daytona State offers personal counseling services to currently enrolled students. DSC Counseling and Accessibility Services staff members will be answering voice mails and emails within 24–48 business hours of receipt.
Please note, this is a personal counseling service. It is not designed for general or academic inquiries. If you have general or academic inquiries, please call the College’s main number at (386) 506-3000, or refer to our website.
To contact a counselor via voice mail please call (386) 506-3038.
Specific counselors may also be reached at the following email addresses:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
- or call 1-800-950-6264
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- or call 1-800-273-8255
- for the hearing impaired, call 1-800-799-4889
Additional resources can be found at:
Community support, resources & assistance
- U.S Department of Education (ED) frequently asked questions
- IRS frequently asked questions
- City of Daytona Beach Rental Assistance
- Volusia Resident Assistance
- Flagler Resident Assistance
- Northeast Florida Community Action Agency
Volusia County Mortgage/Rent Assistance
Emergency Financial Aid Grant Information
Am I eligible to apply for the Emergency Financial Grants?
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:
- Currently enrolled in Fall 2021 courses
- Experiencing a hardship related to COVID-19
- Have exceptional financial need and be able to document it. The easiest way is by:
- Completing the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); AND
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) equal to, or less than 8,000
If you believe you meet this criteria, or you are experiencing a hardship due to COVID-19 that is not accurately reflected on your 2021-2022 FAFSA, please complete the Emergency FA Grant Application - Fall 2021 Application.
Please note: You will need to submit documentation of your circumstances with the application.
How can the Emergency Financial Aid Grant funds be used?
Students can use the funds to assist them in paying for:
- Tuition and fees
- Room and board
- Books and supplies
- Medical expenses related to COVID-19, including mental health visits
- Child care expenses
Documentation in the student’s name is required to show the expenses. These funds cannot be used to increase savings accounts, pay credit cards, or car payments.
Students wishing to pay tuition and fees must state the amount they would like to pay on the application.
Are Emergency Financial Aid Grants required to be paid back if I withdraw from courses now, or at a future date?
Yes, if you withdraw from all courses now, or at a later date, you will be required to pay back the Emergency FA Grants. This includes withdrawing, or dropping, courses during the Administrative Drop Appeal process.
Are Emergency Financial Aid Grant funds part of my financial aid notification?
No. Emergency CARES Act funds are stand-alone funds. Although you may see them on the financial aid screen, they do not go against your Cost of Attendance and are not part of your financial aid package.
I was approved for funding, but have not received my funds. Who do I contact?
Students who have received an email stating they are approved will receive funds based on how they have set up their Bank Mobile account. To set up Bank Mobile, please follow these steps: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.
If you have additional questions, please contact Student Accounts via email at StudentAccounts@daytonastate.edu or call (386) 506-3024.
|As of:||# of Students:||Total Amount Disbursed:|
|Cumulative HEERF I (CARES): 3/31/2021||3937||$3,842,866|
|Quarterly HEERF II (CRRSAA): 1/1/2021 - 3/31/2021||248||$432,727.76|
|Quarterly HEERF II (CRRSAA): 4/1/2021 - 6/30/2021||1,447||$2,742,420.32|
|Quarterly HEERF II (CRRSAA): 7/1/2021 - 9/30/2021||521||$596,934.48|
|Cumulative HEERF II (CRRSAA) as of October 8, 2021||2,181||$3,657,308.60|
|Quarterly HEERF III (ARP): 7/1/2021 - 9/30/2021||1,816||$3,677,491.10|
|Cumulative HEERF III (ARP) as of October 8, 2021||2,138||$4,361,414.47|
|*Cumulative disbursed amount is as of July 6, 2021|
Daytona State College sent out approximately 5,966 emails to students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and invited them to apply for the emergency CARES Act funding. Students will be notified via their Falcon Mail the status of their request.
Daytona State College sent out 5,500 emails to students who met the basic criteria for the new CRRSAA funds. Students will once again be notified via Falcon Mail regarding the status of their request. Any questions should be addressed to: DSC-CARESAct@daytonastate.edu.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) Institutional Quarterly Reports