California Community Colleges Students Volunteering at a Food Bank for Students Displaced by Natural Disasters

Students Displaced by Natural Disasters

Students Displaced by Natural Disasters are eligible for financial aid.

Students affected by disasters and closures can get help continuing their studies.

Over the last several years, many California students and colleges have been affected by natural and human-made disasters.

Student Displaced by Natural Disasters Wearing Black Cap and Gown Celebrating at MiraCosta College Graduation Ceremony

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If you have been affected by fires, floods, earthquakes or other disasters, complete the FAFSA or CADAA and then contact your college financial aid office to explain your unique circumstances.

Award Amount

To find out how financial aid can help your situation, talk with the financial aid professionals at your local community college. You can also get free money for groceries through the CalFresh program.

More financial aid programs are available.

Most U.S. citizens qualify for financial aid with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Undocumented students can get assistance through the California Dream Act (CADAA).

PELL GRANTS

Grant

Federal Pell Grants go to undergraduate students without college degrees who come from low-income families.

CAL GRANT PROGRAM

Grant

Cal Grants get awarded to California resident undergraduates based on financial need, academic performance and other factors.

PROMISE GRANTS

Grant

Low-income students and students receiving cash assistance may automatically apply for a California College Promise Grant (CCPG).

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship

The California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment (CCCSE) offers over 3,000 student scholarships per year.

WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS

Part-Time Employment

Federal work-study students earn money to pay for college by working a part-time job on-campus or out in the community.

FOSTER YOUTH

Grant

Foster youth students who were in care on or after their 16th birthday can apply for a Chafee Grant up until they turn 26.

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