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Facing an unexpected hardship? You may qualify for emergency funding.

JCCC offers a variety of fund sources to support you if you’re facing a sudden and unforeseen emergency that has affected your ability to attend class or otherwise meet your academic obligations as a student.

Who is eligible?

To be considered for emergency funds, you must be a currently enrolled JCCC student.

How do I apply?

You’ll need to complete the Student Emergency Assistance application. It will be reviewed to determine the aid for which you may be eligible.

What information is required?

On the application, you may explain the need for funding, request the amount needed to address the emergency, and attach documentation to support your request. Requests will be approved based on the nature of the emergency and the validity of your supporting documents. You may be asked to provide additional documentation during the application review process.  

How will I know if I'll be receiving any assistance?

You’ll be notified once your application has been reviewed, and if approved, you’ll receive an email with the award decision and any next steps you may have. Be aware that funds are limited and may not fulfill the amount of your request.

How are these funds disbursed?

In most cases, funds will be provided directly to you through direct deposit or check.

Will I need to repay this later?

Emergency financial assistance does not need to be repaid; however, it may be considered as taxable income and subject to federal tax regulations.

Examples of emergencies include (but are not limited to):

  • Unpaid or past due housing/utility bills
  • Minor car repairs or other transportation hardships
  • Unexpected medical/dental/vision or prescription expenses not covered by insurance
  • Expenses related to a family crisis (e.g., death of an immediate family member)
  • Replacement of items due to theft, fire or natural disaster
  • Other financial needs arising from special circumstances (determined on a case-by-case basis)