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Emergency Assistance Program

A Program of Scholarship America®

The Cuyamaca College Emergency Assistance program is accepting applications.

Developed with fundraising from The Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges and contributions of various community leaders in the great  East County and San Diego areas. For this reason Cuyamaca College can provide those students who are referred with non-recurring emergencies selected funding to allow them to remain in school when faced with unexpected financial hardships. As funding is limited, not all requests can be approved and it is important that you are specific and detailed when answering the on-line application questions and when providing the required documentation to verify 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.


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".



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).


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 - Complete and pass the FATV "Money Management" course session only and send the completion notice to Ernest Williams Scholarship Specialist

FATV Money Management Course  (Click)

SECOND - CORRECTLY complete the Budget Worksheet.  Have ALL supporting documentation ready. Give documentation to the Financial Aid Office. Write: Attn: Emergency Assistance at the top of the page.

Emergency Assistance Budget Worksheet (Click)

THIRD - Ensure your documentation that supports your "Statement of Need" The statement MUST clearly describes in detail the situation of your extreme emergency and how you will prevent it from occurring again.

Documentation and Statement (Click)

FOURTH - Read and answer all questions on the Emergency Assistance Questionnaire, then complete the Emergency assistance Application.

Questionnaire and Application (Click)

FIFTH - Submit all documentation to the Financial Aid Office or by emailing them to the Scholarships Specialist. Poorly completed/copied or incomplete/incorrect documentation will not be acceptable.

Submit ALL REQUIRED Emergency Assistance Documentation.

SIXTH - Quickly respond to ANY emails sent by the Emergency Assistance Team. You many need to submit more information or acknowledge a PROCESSING NOTIFICATION that explains your Award steps or reason for denied.

Respond to the Emergency Assistance  Email sent to you!


For further assistance with the Emergency Assistance program, please call Ernest 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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Last Updated: 08/02/2018
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