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Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance Program

A Program of Scholarship America®

The Cuyamaca College Dreamkeepers program is accepting applications.

Developed with support from the Wal-Mart Foundation and with additional fundraising by The Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, the Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance program at Cuyamaca College can provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies.  Dreamkeepers assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at Cuyamaca College.
  • Have a minimum overall 2.0 GPA for all completed college coursework, demonstrate satisfactory academic progress.
  • Be seeking a declared certificate, degree or transfer objective.
  • Have a documental “extreme personal/financial emergency”. Emergencies consist of unusual "non-recurring expenses".

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES:

Housing/Rent, Food, Transportation, Unexpected Medical/Dental, Child Care. Utilities (Past Due), For detailed information you NEED to READ: Dreamkeepers Program Information (CLICK HERE).

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

School Tuition & Fees, Books & Supplies, Legal Expenses, Nicotine or any other Controlled Substance, Entertainment, Internet Service, Cell Phone/Service, Cable, Personal Loans, Car Payments, Normal Bills/Expected Household and Other Bills/Extensive Automotive Repair Expenses/Normal Automotive Wear Repair.

TO APPLY - DO THESE SIX STEPS IN ORDER:

FIRST - Complete and pass the FATV "Money Management" course session only and send the completion notice to ernest.williams@gcccd.edu

FATV Money Management Course  (Click)

SECOND - Complete the Budget Worksheet and include with documentation you send to the Financial Aid Office. Write: Attn: Dreamkeepers at the top of the page.

Dreamkeepers Budget Worksheet (Click)

THIRD - Prepare your documentation of expenses and the "Statement of Need" that clearly describes in detail your extreme emergency and how you will prevent it from occurring again.

Documentation and Statement (Click)

FOURTH - Read and answer all questions on the Dreamkeepers Questionnaire and then complete the Dreamkeepers Application.

Questionnaire and Application (Click)

FIFTH - Submit all documentation with your Dreamkeepers Application or bring the documents to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (A300).

Submit Dreamkeepers Documentation

SIXTH - You MUST respond to the Acknowledgment email sent by Dreamkeepers once you have submitted your Dreamkeepers Application or your application            WILL NOT BE PROCESSED by Dreamkeepers.

Respond to Dreamkeepers Acknowledgement Email

AWARD and PAYMENT PROCESS:

For further assistance with Dreamkeepers, please call Ernest Williams at (619) 660-4537 to make an appointment. We are located in the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office (Building A300). Walk-in appointments are pending availability, we encourage you to call and make an appointment.

* Cuyamaca College Financial Aid Office does not guarantee the accuracy of translated text through Google Translate. If the information you are translating is not clear, please return to the home page of Cuyamaca College Financial Aid & Scholarships, click "Contact Us," and call for assistance, or email your question to the appropriate Advisor. Cuyamaca College Financial Aid Office disclaims and will not accept any liability for any problems caused by the use of the Google Translate feature.

Last Updated: 03/20/2017
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