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Emergency Fund Eligibility

UPDATE: DUE TO THE VERY HIGH VOLUME OF REQUESTS YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IN APPROXIMATELY ONE TO TWO WEEKS REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR REQUEST AFTER SUBMISSION.

The basic needs center is currently only providing emergency funding to students enrolled in Fall 2022 classes. 

Emergency funds assist students in meeting financial needs as a result of an unexpected event or emergency. The purpose of this program is to assist students in staying enrolled in college and progressing toward graduation, while connecting students with holistic services to best meet their needs. We encourage students to explore additional resources available to them throughout the Basic Needs Center web pages. 

FUNDS ARE LIMITED. DUE TO THE VERY HIGH VOLUME OF REQUESTS YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IN APPROXIMATELY ONE TO TWO WEEKS REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR REQUEST AFTER SUBMISSION.

The Basic Needs Center and Allan Hancock College are actively working on alternative means to help students meet their needs. Even if you do not meet all eligibility criteria for emergency funding, we will work with you one-on-one to connect you with the necessary resources you need to be successful as a student. 

APPLY FOR THE EMERGENCY FUND THROUGH THE BASIC NEEDS SUPPORT REQUEST

REQUEST BASIC NEEDS SUPPORT

The maximum award per semester is $500. 

Please note, emergency fund requests may be denied, partially funded, or fully funded.

We will also review applications on a case-by-case basis. You may receive additional financial support based on extenuating hardships and the availability of funds.

Applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Currently enrolled at Allan Hancock College in either credit or non-credit coursework
  • Has completed a FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (if eligible to), and has unmet need. Those not eligible for FAFSA (i.e. undocumented and international students) can still submit this Emergency Aid request.
  • Is in good disciplinary standing at the College (not on probation or suspension)
  • Provides supporting documentation to their request.

Alternative resources may be explored for those not eligible based on above criteria. 

Unexpected emergencies covered by the Emergency Fund include:

  • Housing costs or repairs
  • Utilities - gas, phone, electric, water/trash
  • Emergency automotive repairs
  • Supplies for Learning - books, academic supplies, lab fees, internet, computers
  • Educational Debts - over-payments from dropping classes, defaulted loans, overdue tuition debts 
  • DACA renewal fees
  • Emergency medical/dental/vision expenses

Costs not covered by the emergency fund:

  • Fees for other colleges
  • Fees for parking tickets, moving violations, traffic school, or expenses related to violation of regulations/laws 
  • General credit card debt – request needs to be tied to a specific unexpected or emergency cost

You will NOT need to pay back any emergency funds provided by the Basic Needs Office. 

Due to the high volume of requests, please allow for 1-2 weeks from the time of your request to receive funds if approved.

A representative from the Basic Needs Office will contact you within 1-2 business days of submission of your application for a brief interview and needs assessment.

We encourage you to review other resources available on the Basic Needs Center website.