CARES Act-Student Emergency Grant

Welcome to the request form for the CARES Act – Student Emergency Grant. If you were a Community College of Philadelphia student enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester and faced unexpected financial hardship or educational expenses directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for an emergency grant funded under the CARES Act.

Awards will be disbursed to students who meet all eligibility requirements under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Please be aware that these funds are limited, are not guaranteed, and requests may not be granted. Under the U.S. Department of Education guidance, eligible students (with eligible expenses) demonstrating the greatest need will be prioritized to receive assistance whenever possible. Also, please note, there is a cap on any award of $6,195 and no specific amount is guaranteed. The College must sort through all applications and allocate money within its discretion. Please respond promptly to have the best chance at receiving some award money.

Emergency Grants will be disbursed via direct deposit. If you have not signed up for direct deposit with the College, please visit 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.

UPDATE: Please Note: The Emergency CARES Act Student Grant Funding Request Form is temporarily unavailable at this time due to the College Fiscal Year-End cycle processing. The Emergency CARES Act Student Grant Funding Request Form will be re-opened as quickly as possible. You may check the status of the availability of the Emergency CARES Act Student Grant Request Form anytime beginning July 8, 2020.

Please note that the application, once re-opened, will be accessible until July 15, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and delay in submitting your Emergency CARES Act Student Grant Fund request.

Please contact The Office of Financial Aid at if you have any questions."