Application for Emergency and Basic Needs Funding

The Community College of Philadelphia Foundation is pleased to be able to offer financial resources to students faced with an unexpected financial hardship or educational expense. The Foundation is grateful to the many donors for the funds they have established to support student emergency and basic needs, including the Boo and Loo Scholarship Fund, Barbara M. Cohen Basic Needs Fund, Ann Hill Pay It Forward Scholarship Endowment, MarcDavid Basic Needs Fund, the Pincus Family Foundation, Perry Watts, and the Yazdanian Fund.

If you are a student currently enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia in an associate degree, proficiency certificate, or workforce development training program, and faced with an unexpected financial hardship or educational expense, or struggling to afford basic needs, such as food or transportation, you may be eligible for funding. Funding is provided to assist your ability to stay at CCP and complete your program of study. Funding is for one-time assistance, not a continuing recurring grant. Funding is limited and not all requests will be supported.

Single Stop staff review applications as they are received. Applications must be complete and all eligibility requirements met before a determination will be made regarding funding. For Single Stop staff to consider an application, a student must:

• Complete the intake process with Single Stop (The application is available under Student Quick Links on the CCP Portal (MyCCP).
• Submit a completed online Emergency Funds application (click on Apply button below)
• Be enrolled in the current semester, and:

  • pursuing an associate degree or proficiency certification program (credit). Student must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits with good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.0), and have submitted a FAFSA (or an explanation why it was not completed).
  • participating in a workforce development training program (noncredit)

Emergency funds will be applied to a student’s tuition account, used to open an account in the College Bookstore, or deposited into the student’s direct deposit bank account. Any refunds due to the student will be disbursed via direct deposit. If you have not signed up for direct deposit with the College, please visit You will need a bank account and a cell phone to sign up for direct deposit. Students who are unable to sign up for direct deposit will be issued a check sent to the address on record.

If you have questions, please email

Because of the volume of applications being received, requests are taking more time than usual to process. Your application will be reviewed as soon as possible.

*Unfortunately, the Single Stop Office only has funds available to assist students with food requests. We are unable to assist students with tuition and other requests at this time.