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Financial Assistance Grant

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financial assistance Grant

Financial Assistance Application has closed for Summer 2020.

Latest Update: 7/20/2020

Through the Financial Assistance Grant, Mesa College is able to offer financial assistance to students in need. The purpose of these funds is to award emergency financial grants to a group of students not previously eligible for CARES Act funding and have specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Eligible students may apply to receive $200.00. We encourage eligible students to apply by the extended deadline of Friday, July 17, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Financial Assistance Grant, students must:

  • Completed Spring 2020 and/or currently enrolled in Summer 2020 classes
  • Not eligible for Unemployment Insurance (did not file an IRS 1040s form)
  • Are one of the following:
    - Non-US Citizen
    - Undocumented Student
    - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    - Non-high school graduate
  • Have experienced employment related hardship due to COVID-19


about the fund

  • The Financial Assistance Grant is made to provide resources to students impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • If you would like to volunteer to provide a personal testimonial to highlight the impact of the grant please indicate it on the application.
  • The Financial Assistance Grant maximum amount a Mesa College student can receive for Summer 2020 is $200.
  • Awards will be distributed until Financial Assistance Grant funds are exhausted.
  • This award is not a loan and does not have to be paid back.



Financial Assistance Application has closed for Summer 2020.


Receiving the Award

  • Students will receive a confirmation email once they submit.
    Students can track the status of their request by clicking on the link in the confirmation email or visiting the mySDCCD Support Center at 
  • Funds will be awarded by check and mailed to the student applicant’s current mailing address only.
  • Please check that your current MAILING address is correct.
  • If needed, click here for instructions on updating your contact information.


For questions email

We know this is a challenging time for students and want to commend you for your continued resilience! We are here for you!