Emergency Assistance Program


The Emergency Assistance Program is lead by Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Community Colleges and our Local Community Partners whose mission it is to assist Cuyamaca and Grossmont Colleges to help their students in times unexpected need so the students can meet their education goals.


The Cuyamaca College Emergency Assistance program is accepting applications.


The Emergency Assistance Program is designed to help students who have unexpected financial hardships during an academic semester, these students must be referred to the program. Cuyamaca College can assist those students referred to the Emergency Assistance Program with non-recurring financial emergencies that will allow them to remain in school.  An approved request is limited due to funding, it is important that the request be specific and detailed when answering the application questions. It equally important to provide all documentation required and requested to assist in the verification of your emergency expenses.


The "Emergency Resources" link is a list of outside resources that may help you during your time of emergency.



To apply eligible applicants MUST:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units at Cuyamaca College.

  • Have a minimum overall 2.0 GPA for all completed college coursework, demonstrate satisfactory academic progress.
  • Be seeking a declared certificate, degree or transfer objective.
  • Have a documental “extreme personal/financial emergency”. Emergencies consist of unusual "non-recurring expenses".

  • Have completed and passed the Financial Aid Money Management Course.




Housing/Rent (Past Due), Food, Transportation, Unexpected Medical/Dental, Child Care. Utilities (Past Due), For detailed information you MUST READ: Emergency Assistance Program Information (Select Link).



School Tuition & Fees, Normal Automotive Repair, Expenses/Wear Repair, Car Payments/Insurance, Apartment/House Down Payment, Entertainment, Cell Phone/Service, Cable/Internet Service, Legal Expenses, Normal Bills/Expected Household and Other Bills/Extensive, Personal Loans, Nicotine or any other Controlled Substance.




Following these steps in order and COMPLETING EACH STEP BEFORE DOING THE NEXT STEP to ensure your application is handled promptly.


FIRST - Be referred by a Cuyamaca College Administrator, Faculty, or Staff member

SECOND - Financial Aid will provided the student with the Emergency Assistance Application on GCCCD-Academic Works

THIRD - Student will need to log in the Emergency Assistant Application site Then complete the application steps including providing the name and email address of the person who referred them



For further assistance with the Emergency Assistance program, please email or call Ernie Williams, Scholarship Specialist at (619) 660-4537 to make an appointment. We are located in the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office (Building A300). Walk-in appointments are pending availability, we encourage you to call and make an appointment.



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Related Resources

Emergency Assistance Resources