Cuyamaca Cares


Cuyamaca College has now exhausted all CARES Act and HEERF Emergency Covid relief funding. We are proud to report that we have successfully disbursed over 9 million dollars to our students in need as of December 31, 2022! In an effort to continue the Emergency Funds program, we have shifted our funding source to the Early Action Emergency Grant Program. There are significant changes with this new funding, please read below to learn about the new requirements and how to apply. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Cuyamaca Cares Coordinator, Kaylin Rosal at


Early Action Emergency Grant Program


The Early Action Emergency Grant is meant to assist students facing financial emergencies. Students can receive up to $750 dollars for housing/utility assistance, emergency auto repair, bus passes, and so much more. If you're unsure if you can receive funds for your situation, please don't hesitate to ask.


Students of all residency statuses are encouraged to apply for Emergency Assistance Funds. Students may apply each semester they are enrolled in at least six units or more AND have at least a 2.0 GPA or are a verified DSPS student



Where to Start

To apply for financial assistance, please fill out the application for emergency funds and register with BankMobile  if you are not registered already. Registering is necessary to receive emergency funds as well as financial aid. If your application is approved, funds will be distributed shortly afterward. Contact Kaylin Rosal at if you have any questions. 


Apply Here


Cuyamaca College understands that these new rules required by our funding source is a challenge for some student. If you find yourself ineligible for the Early Action Emergency Grant Program, please check out these resources below:

Cuyamaca College Financial Aid

Cuyamaca College offers a full array of financial aid programs available to full-time and part-time students. Get the financial support you need to earn a degree, certificate, or transfer to the university of your choice. Here, you can apply for the following financial assistance:

Golden State Education and Training Program

The Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program supports Californians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a one-time grant of $2,500 for reskilling, up-skilling, and accessing educational programs to get back into the workforce.



A qualified applicant:

  • Was displaced from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Was not enrolled in a training program or institution of higher education at the time they were displaced from employment
  • Has been unable to obtain employment that provides an average monthly wage that is equal to or greater than the average monthly wage received from their employment prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Meets the income and asset criteria to be eligible for a Cal Grant A award (pursuant to subdivision (k) of California Education Code Section 69432.7)
  • Is enrolled in an educational program at an institution of higher education, an adult vocational or career training program provided by a K12 school or community college.
Awarding Process
  • An eligible individual may request and receive only one GSETG award.
  • Eligible applicants will be awarded $2,500.
  • Grants will be disbursed directly to the educational institution or training provider.
How do I apply?
  • Submit the Golden State Education and Training Grant Program Application below by:
    • Login to your CSAC Account. If you do not have an account, please create a CSAC Account.


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