The Student Emergency Fund provides grants for Cayuga students to pay for urgent expenses triggered by unforeseen events that threaten their ability to stay in college.
If you are enrolled in an associate degree-seeking program, attempting at least 6 credits this semester, have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, are in good academic standing, AND any of the following is true, apply for help:
- Are you homeless or being evicted from your place of residence?
- Have you been affected by a natural disaster?
- Are you a victim of domestic violence?
- Are you a victim of theft?
- Have your child care arrangements suddenly changed for the worse?
- Have you recently and unexpectedly lost your job?
- Do you have an urgent need for something that will help you stay in school but cannot afford it?
- Enrolled at Cayuga Community College pursuing associate degree
- Full-time or half-time (currently taking at least half the number of credits to be full-time)
- Minimum 2.0 GPA and otherwise in good standing with the college
- homelessness or threat of eviction
- medical or dental emergency
- natural disaster
- domestic violence
- loss of employment
Eligible Expense Examples:
- medical or dental expenses
- child care
- replacement of stolen item needed for school
NOT Eligible Expense Examples:
- college fees
- credit card debt
- cable bills
- legal representation
- Situations and expenses listed are examples only; additional ones may qualify, and those listed may not be depending on the specific circumstances.
- Maximum grant size is $2,000.
- Must show evidence of expense (ex: bill); payment will be made to a third party (ex: landlord).
- Funds will be available within 72 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) of a complete application being received (including evidence of expense).
- Each student is eligible for no more than one grant in an academic year.
- Grants are only available during fall and spring semesters.