Student Emergency Grant

Are you experiencing sudden, unexpected, or unforeseen occurrences that require immediate attention and threaten your ability to stay enrolled at the college? Apply for a short-term Student Emergency Grant.

Keep reading to learn if you're eligible for an emergency grant, what types of expenses the grant does and doesn't cover, how to apply for an emergency grant, and more.

Employees and community members: please consider supporting the Student Emergency Grant — donate to the Student Emergency Grant fund.


To be eligible to qualify for the Student Emergency Grant, you must:

  • have an immediate financial need due to sudden, unexpected, or unforeseen occurrences that require immediate attention

  • be registered at Central Piedmont during the semester in which the funds would apply

  • do the Single Stop benefits screener through the Single Stop office or through MyCollege

  • provide documentation of the emergency (bill, invoice, legal notice, etc.)

  • have not previously received a Student Emergency Grant

Apply for a Student Emergency Grant

Single Stop will make every attempt both to review your application and award your funds as soon as possible. You will be contacted by phone and/or email after you apply. You may be scheduled to meet with a Single Stop staff member in person to review your request, secure appropriate documentation, and explore more support resources.

You can be awarded the Student Emergency Grant one time only.

  • Do the Single Stop benefits screener through the Single Stop office or through MyCollege.

    If approved for a grant, you will meet with a financial counselor and complete certain online financial modules through the Single Stop office before you get your grant funds. You will also work with a Single Stop Coordinator to explore your need and ways to get more Central Piedmont and community financial resources.

Covered Expenses: Examples

  • Temporary loss of income

  • Temporary loss of child care

  • Temporary housing needs due to homelessness or sudden loss of housing

  • Replacement of essential items dues to fire, theft, or other natural disaster

  • Safety needs (e.g., changing a lock)

  • Medical or dental emergencies

  • Transportation emergencies

Non-Covered Expenses: Examples

  • Tuition, fees, and books

  • Non-essential utilities (e.g. cable/satellite)

  • Entertainment/recreational costs

  • Non-emergency travel expenses

  • Non-emergency medical expenses

  • Past college debt

Grant Recipients

Funds awarded through the Student Emergency Grant Fund are not loans — you do not have to pay us back for the funds. The Student Emergency Grant fund is not a substitute for financial aid, scholarships, and other grants. You are encouraged to explore all available financial resources.

  • Award Amount

    The maximum amount of the Student Emergency Grant may not exceed the amount of the immediate emergency need, up to a $250 maximum award.

  • How You Get Your Award

    The funds will be sent straight to your BankMobile account. (Note: Bank Mobile is the digital checking account product that we use to process financial aid refunds and relief grants.) For more information or questions, please visit the BankMobile website or contact them at 1-866-782-0821. You may also contact Harper Campus cashiering office at 704-330-4472.


  • Tell Us About Your Experience


Not all applications received will be approved. We make every effort to give you a prompt decision on your application, as well as to distribute funding for the Student Emergency Grant as quickly as possible if you are awarded a grant. The Student Emergency Grant is not intended to pay for routine expenses or be a consistent resource to supplement your educational expenses. Each circumstance is unique, and the amount of the award may vary. Emergency assistance may be allocated to non-eligible students on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Student Emergency Grant committee. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis and/or until the established funds have been depleted. 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.

Support the Student Emergency Grant

The number of students benefiting from the Student Emergency Grant fund is limited to the availability of funds. The fund must be sustained by continual contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the college to ensure continued success. To contribute, please contact the Central Piedmont Foundation at 704-330-6869, or give now.

Donate to the Student Emergency Grant fund

Need Help Finishing Your Program?

Are you about to finish your program and just experienced an unexpected financial hardship? Check if you're eligible for a Finish Line grant.

Apply for a Finish Line Grant

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