The RISE Program is designed to assist students who are AB540 or who participate in the California Dream Act or the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programs. In addition to EOPS and/or CARE services, students are eligible for counseling case management, personalized financial aid assistance, resource referrals, mentoring, life skills workshops, and cohort-building events and orientations.
AB 540, Dreamer/DACAmented, OR Undocumented students who are taking at least 6 units at Cuyamaca College [ADD]
Where do I start?
Follow the steps below to get started on the road to fulfilling your college dreams!
CURRENT RISE STUDENTS
Cuyamaca Cares Emergency Funds
Current Cuyamaca Students are eligible to apply, regardless of citizenship status for a one time disbursement of emergency assistance per semester of attendance.
The CARES Act Emergency Assistance Fund is meant to assist students facing financial emergencies. Students can receive up to $500 for academic and financial needs.
Current students may apply for a one time disbursement for emergency assistance per
semester of attendance.
*Fall applications will be accepted from August 1-December 23, 2020.
**You must be enrolled in classes in the current term you are applying for.
You can find more information as well as the link for the application here.
The Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) initiative through Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a unique opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to access personalized Immigration Legal Services from highly qualified legal practitioners.
JFS Immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice Representative are available to provide culturally-competent, trauma-informed, and reliable expertise to the Cuyamaca College Community. Click here to schedule a legal consultation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AB 540, CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT, DACA, DACA RENEWAL VISIT OUR CUYAMA UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS RESOURCES WEBPAGE