Emergency Aid

CCD offers stipends for students who are dealing with unanticipated and/or catastrophic life events that might cause students to stop or pause pursuing their educational goals. We also accept requests for laptops and/or hotspots.

Request a Laptop and/or Hotspot for Your Education!

LAPTOP Community College of Denver (CCD) received funds to provide laptops and WiFi hotspots to students with unforeseen needs due to COVID-19. Laptops and/or WiFi hotspot distributions are restricted and subject to limitation.  In order to qualify you must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled in classes for the current term

Laptops do not need to be returned to the college. The student must be able to pick up the laptop in person. Laptops can be requested through the form below. Once a student has been approved for a laptop, they will be contacted by ABSS to schedule a time for pickup. For questions about laptops contact the Center for Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences at ABSS@ccd.edu or at 303.352.6473

HOTSPOT When a student requests a hotspot, they are able to use the loaner hotspot for the entire semester. The hotspots have unlimited data and require a T-Mobile signal in order to function. Hotspots can be requested through SPARC's Lending Library, located in Tivoli 260. Once a student has been approved for a hotspot, they will be contacted by SPARC to schedule a time for pickup. For questions about hotspots, contact Student Programming, Activities & Resource Center (SPARC) at SPARC@ccd.edu  or at 303.556.2597.

Emergency Aid Fund (Project Success)

The Emergency Aid Fund is designed to support students completing a certificate and/or degree by removing unforeseen & urgent financial obstacles, which if not resolved quickly, could cause students to drop out.

What Can I Use Funds For?

Full and part-time students are eligible for a total of $500 in emergency financial assistance to pay for unforeseen costs including, but not limited to:

  • utilities,
  • housing/rent,
  • food,
  • medical/dental,
  • transportation,
  • childcare.

What Costs are Not Covered?

Emergency aid funds cannot pay for tuition, books, supplies, required tools/equipment, or fines. Funds also cannot pay off prior balances owed to the College.

How Do I Receive the Funds?

Lastly, emergency aid funds do not go directly to the student, funds are paid directly to the third party involved (e.g., dentist office for emergency tooth extraction).

When Applying:

Students experiencing unforeseen, urgent, financial difficulties can apply for Project Success by filling out the below application.

In addition to completing an online application, students will need to meet with a member of the Human Services team to review their application and identify additional campus and community-based support.

Please note: applications without supporting documentation provided (e.g., a quote from the dentist's office, medical invoice, etc) will result in delayed distribution of emergency aid funds. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Project Success Funds are Currently Exhausted

We have exhausted the funding for Project Success, but we expect to receive more funding in the spring 2022 semester. Please check back for updates. If you need assistance finding resources please fill out the Human Services Request Form and a member of our team will contact you.