An emergency loan of $250 is available to current EOPS students who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. The emergency loan is intended to provide students with a short term relief to cover urgent and unexpected expenses hindering students’ ability to meet their educational requirements.
Students must provide documentation addressing the emergency situation, such as insufficient funds to purchase required textbooks, college supplies and meet their transportation needs (ex. required car repairs, purchasing MTA or other types of transport passes). To apply for the EOPS emergency loan, students must meet all the eligibility criteria outlined below:
- Meet all EOPS entrance and continued program eligibility requirements
- Have FAFSA completed and unmet need determined by financial aid office
- Currently enrolled in 9 or more units/semester and 3 or more units/intersession
- Complete all EOPS emergency loan paperwork
- Must have a current GCC student picture ID card
Only one loan per student, per academic year is allowed! The previous loan must be repaid before a new one can be issued. Loan MUST be repaid within 90 days of the loan origination date with cash or personal check or from the first Financial Aid check whichever comes first. Delinquent loans will cause a FINANCIAL HOLD to be put on the student's record.
Once the application for the emergency loan is approved, it may take up to five business days to have the check ready for pick up.
EOPS and CARE financial assistance may be available to EOPS/CARE students who in addition to meeting all EOPS /CARE program eligibility requirements are financially eligible to receive these services. The determination is based on individual student’s financial aid award and the remaining financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Students must have completed all financial aid forms and requirements and have received their Financial Aid Award Notification for remaining need to be determined. CARE students must meet additional CARE program eligibility requirements to qualify for CARE financial support. All EOPS and CARE awards are contingent upon EOPS/CARE Program funding availability.