Federal CARES Act

Federal CARES Act emergency funding for students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides $7,009,874 million to the City College of San Francisco. The District used 50% of these funds to provide direct emergency cash grants to our students to assist with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. Eligible students received a notification letter with detailed information on the amount awarded to them based on their units of enrollment.


Students eligibility requirements for the grant:

  • Must be enrolled at least ½ time
  • Must be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid
  • Must have a completed FAFSA and demonstrate an unmet need
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)


Number of students receiving the CARES Grant:

Student Enrollment Total Students Award Total Amount
Full Time 2091 $1309 $2,668,330.00
Three/ Quarter 669 $900 $596,647.85
Half Time 708 $324 $228,959.40
All Students 3468 X  


The total amount of funds CCSF disbursed under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help students cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operation is $3,504,937.