Finish Line Emergency Grant

The Finish Line Grant is currently not accepting applications, if you are facing a financial hardship please contact the Single Stop office at 704.330.6435 or by email.


Finish Line Emergency Grant
Finish Line Emergency Grants are designed to assist community college students in addressing financial emergencies that would prevent them from continuing or completing their program of study. Too often financial emergencies such as unexpected healthcare costs, childcare expenses, or car and transportation issues prevent students who are on the cusp of completion from that milestone. A Finish Line Grant could make all the difference to helping a student complete their degree or credential.

Students who are facing an emergency may be eligible to receive up to $1000 per semester through the Finish Line Emergency Grant.

Students enrolled in programs leading to a credential that will enhance employment opportunities and meet the criteria listed below may be eligible to receive the Finish Line Emergency Grant.
- 18 years of age or older
- A citizen of, or eligible to work in, the United States
- If male and subject to Selective Service, registered with Selective Services
- Be a resident of Mecklenburg County
- Have a valid government issued ID
- Is enrolled in and attending the semester in which the funds are being requested
- Have completed (including current enrollment) at least 50% of their degree or credential
- Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA)
- Be willing to enroll with adult services under WIOA with NCWorks

Examples of Emergency Expenses
The Finish Line Emergency Grant may assist with direct payments to vendors for allowable expenses such as:
- Transportation assistance and auto repairs (excluding regular maintenance)
- Child care expenses
- Housing and utilities (internet and phone service not allowed)
- Books and school supplies
- Medical needs
- Accommodations for individuals with disabilities

Are Thinking of Applying?
Please complete this short survey if you are considering applying for the Finish Line Emergency Grant.

Applying for the Finish Line Emergency Grant

    1. Complete the Finish Line Emergency Grant Application. The application is available through "My College", on the right hand side under Student Services.
    2. Complete the Single Stop Benefits Screener through the Single Stop office or through “My College”.
    3. If all college eligibility requirements are met the student will be contacted by a Charlotte Works representative to complete the Finish Line Emergency Grant process. Please review the list of items that you will need when you meet with the Charlotte Works representative,
    4. Students receiving a Finish Line Emergency Grant are encouraged to meet with Single Stop staff to explore financial counseling and additional resources.

          Not all applications received will be approved. The Finish Line Emergency Grant is intended to help students are facing an emergency and on the cusp of completing their degree program.
          Central Piedmont Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status or age.