Emergency Grant Program

The goal of the Emergency Grant Program is to support, “student persistence toward degree completion by removing unforeseen financial obstacles from their path, which if not resolved quickly, could cause students to abandon their plans for higher education.”  Funds are limited every semester.  And are awarded to students on a first come, first served basis.

Eligible students will:

  • Have Laney College as their home school
  • Be enrolled part-time or full-time in a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree program at the time of the aid request.
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater at the time of application approval.
  • Complete the online application provided by ECMC/Beam and upload supporting documentation of the financial need (i.e., required uninsured medical treatment, automotive repair estimate, documented notice of unexpected change in housing or utilities expense).
  • Benefit from having an expense paid with emergency aid through this program, not to exceed $500 during the life of the aid program.
  • Be entitled to use of the emergency aid funds with no expectation of repayment.

Emergency aid funds may:

  • Be approved for eligible expenses including, but not limited to, utilities, housing/rent, food, medical/dental, transportation and childcare.
  • Be awarded for the unexpected expenses of an eligible undergraduate regardless of how many credits the student has earned (there is no undergraduate credit minimum or maximum for this program).

Emergency aid funds may NOT:

  • Be used to cover school expenses (parking, fines, tuition, books, supplies, required tools/equipment, etc.).
  • Be used to pay prior balances owed to the school.
  • Be released without a completed application and supporting documentation.

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