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Student Emergency GAP Fund

CCAC Student Emergency GAP Fund

The CCAC Student Emergency GAP Fund is funded and administered by the CCAC Educational Foundation. This award of up to $500 provides emergency financial assistance to students encountering unforeseen personal circumstances that may prevent them from continuing their education at CCAC. Circumstances that may lead a student to apply for the CCAC Student Emergency GAP Fund can vary widely. They include events such as a fire that destroys property or the joss of a job halfway through the semester. Additional examples include divorce or the sudden inability to afford childcare required to attend classes. A candidate may reapply in subsequent semesters for a maximum total award of $1,000.

How to Apply

Students are encouraged to apply for this funding if the need arises and should contact their campus dean of Student Development to do so. They will be asked to complete an application that requests supporting documentation of the financial or personal circumstances prompting the application. Upon review of the student's application and situation, the dean, in consultation with the Educational Foundation, will determine the funding amount. The CCAC Educational Foundation will then disburse the funds. For each term, the deadline to apply is the date designated as the last day to withdraw from classes with a "W" grade, as noted on the academic calendar for that term.

Student Emergency GAP Fund Application 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the CCAC Student Emergency GAP Fund, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • be a current CCAC student learner enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits and maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5;
  • have completed the College's financial aid application process*;
  • be a degree or certificate seeking student; and
  • be in good behavioral and financial standing with the College.
  • *Allegheny County residency required for the Follett Textbook Fund Eligibility.

 *International students are ineligible for state and federal financial aid, so they are not required to complete this process

The CCAC Educational Foundation is proud to offer this means of assisting students to continue to achieve their academic dreams when an emergency occurs by helping to bridge the gap between tuition and total educational expenses.