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Cares Act: Student Financial Relief Grant 

Our Summer 2021 Student Financial Relief grant application process is now CLOSED!
Please check back iN THE FALL SEMESTER.

Latest Update: 07/21/21
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). San Diego Mesa College is able to offer financial assistance to students in need. These funds are meant to help students pay expenses for technology, health care, childcare, course materials, rent, food, moving or other expenses incurred this semester.

If you are a Mesa College student and the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted your personal financial situation, you can apply to receive a lump sum of up to $750 from Mesa College for qualified COVID-19 economic hardships.

Students must apply for funds by Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm (PST). You are encouraged to select all categories where you need assistance, as funds can help with more than one category of need, if awarded.



Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to receive funds if you meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in at least 1 unit of Summer 2021 courses.
  • Have experienced financial hardship due to extenuating circumstances.

You are not eligible if

  • You already received a Summer 2021 Award.


about the fund

  • The maximum amount a Mesa College student can receive for Summer 2021 is $750. 
  • Awards will be distributed until CARES Act funds are exhausted.
  • This award is not a loan and does not have to be paid back.
  • Funding from the CARES Act Grant will not impact a student’s financial aid package.
  • Students may use their emergency financial aid grant for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus including, hardships related to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.


application Deadline

Students must apply for funds by Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm (PST). To have the best opportunity to receive this funding, please apply soon.



To apply - CLOSED
(Please check back in the Fall Semester)

  1. Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play and download the Edquity App or apply online at http://app.edquity.co/
  2. Fill out the application.

  3. You are encouraged to select all categories where you need assistance, as funds can help with more than one category of need, if awarded.

  4. Instructions to apply can be found here.


notification

  • Once you complete an application, Edquity will provide you with an application decision 24 hours after the program close date on July 20th, 2021 at 11:59 pm (PST).

  • If you have been approved for funding, you will receive additional information regarding your payment directly from the college within 2 business days. 


Additional Information

  • Have you submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 or the California Dream Act Application for the 2020-2021 school year? If no, you are encouraged to as you may qualify for additional funds. 

    - Please visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to submit an application. The San Diego Mesa College school code is for the FAFSA is 001275.
    - To apply for the Dream Act Application go to: dream.csac.ca.gov

  • Additional resources and support services for undocumented students and international students are available through Borderless Scholars and International Student Program

 
If you have any questions about submitting your application, please reach out to support@edquity.co and an Edquity Student Success Representative be in touch!

We know this is a challenging time for students and want to commend you for your continued resilience! We are here for you!