Emergency Aid and COVID Relief Programs

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. There are two opportunities for funding and one opportunity for laptop/hotspot requests. Emergency Aid Fund, Laptop and Hotspot Requests, and COVID-19 Relief Fund are managed by campus committees. 

Request Laptop and/or WiFi Hotspot for Remote Learning

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. If 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. Laptops do not need to be returned to the college. The student must be able to pick up the laptop and/or hotspot in person. In order to qualify you must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled in classes for the current term
This application is currently unavailable due to a backlog of requests and a temporary shortage of laptops/hotspots.  Please check again in 2 weeks. 

COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Community College of Denver (CCD) has a small amount of Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) funds to provide students with emergency expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include tuition and fees, course materials, technology, transit, food, housing, health care, and childcare. Funds are restricted and subject to limitation. Students with financial aid refunds higher than $6,345 for the semester may not be considered. Students with COVID-specific refunds of over $6,345 over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year may not be considered. Only FAFSA applicants eligible for Title IV federal aid can receive SEOG funds. In order to qualify you must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled in classes for the current term

SEOG funds will be distributed through the normal financial aid awarding process, with direct application to tuition and fee balances first. If applicable, refunds will be delivered through the student’s chosen BankMobile preference. Attendance within the current semester is required. Refunds can take up to 2.5 weeks for receipt.

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.

Important to 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.

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.