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FALL 2020 CARES ACT GRANT APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, San Diego City College is able to offer financial assistance to students in need. The purpose of the funds is to award emergency financial aid grants to students for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

If you are a City College student eligible for financial aid, and the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted your personal financial situation, you can apply to receive a lump sum of up to $400 for qualified COVID-19 economic hardships.

Students must apply for funds by Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:00pm. To have the best opportunity to receive this funding, please apply soon.

 


 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You are eligible to receive funds if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are currently enrolled in Fall 2020 classes at City, Mesa, or Miramar.
  • You have specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

 

YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE CARES ACT FUNDS IF YOU ARE A/AN:
  • International student
  • Undocumented student
  • Non-matriculated student
  • Student enrolled in distance-only degree programs

 


 

QUALIFIED COVID-19 EXPENSES INCLUDE HARDSHIPS RELATED TO:
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Course Materials
  • Technology
  • Health Care
  • Child Care
  • Moving
  • Other Expenses Incurred this Semester

 


 

ABOUT THE FUND
  • Award amounts vary based on enrollment:

    • 6 - 11.5 units = $300

    • 12 units or more = $400

  • CARES Act funds are limited
  • This award is not a loan and does not have to be paid back
  • Funding from the CARES Act Grant will not impact the student's current financial aid package
  • CARES Act grants cannot be used to cover and satisfy a student's outstanding account balance. The student may use their emergency financial aid grant for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus including, hardships related to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.
 

 
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:00pm
 

 


 
RECEIVING THE AWARD
  • Students can track the status of their request by clicking on the link in the confirmation email or visiting the mySDCCD Support Center.
  • Funds will be awarded by check and mailed to the student's current mailing address only. Please make sure your current MAILING address is correct in your mySDCCD.
 

 
QUESTIONS
Email cityaid@sdccd.edu, please include:
  • Financial Aid Password; and
  • Application Confirmation Number.