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Emergency Assistance Program

A Program of Scholarship America®

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. The program supported through the fundraising efforts of the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges District and contributions of various community leaders in the greater East County and San Diego areas. It is for this reason; 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.  Approved request are limited due to funding, it is important that requests be specific and detailed when answering the on-line application questions. It equally important to provide all documentation to assist in the verification of your emergency expenses.

The "Emergency Resources" link is a list of outside recourses that was created as an assistance guide that may help you during your time of emergency.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY:

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".

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ELIGIBLE EXPENSES:

Housing/Rent (Past Due), Food, Transportation, Unexpected Medical/Dental, Child Care. Utilities (Past Due), For detailed information you MUST to READ: Emergency Assistance program Information (CLICK HERE).

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

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.

TO APPLY - DO THESE "SIX STEPS" IN ORDER.

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

 

AWARD and PAYMENT PROCESS:

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.

* Cuyamaca College Financial Aid Office does not guarantee the accuracy of translated text through Google Translate. If the information you are translating is not clear, please return to the home page of Cuyamaca College Financial Aid & Scholarships, click "Contact Us," and call for assistance, or email your question to the appropriate Advisor. Cuyamaca College Financial Aid Office disclaims and will not accept any liability for any problems caused by the use of the Google Translate feature.

Last Updated: 10/03/2018
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