CCOE Student Emergency Fund

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund was created to provide support for Charter College of Education students who are experiencing a crisis that could adversely affect their semester and thus their pursuit of a career in education, counseling or educational leadership. The intent of the funding is to support students experiencing a temporary financial hardship. Initial funding was generously provided by the Friends of the Charter College of Education. 
The funds are limited and not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses. Unfortunately, not all applications can be approved due to resource limitations. However, we will make every effort to carefully review your application and if need be, direct you to other resources.
Emergency funding is provided in the form of a stipend that does not need to be repaid. Students experiencing hardship must be enrolled in a CCOE academic program. 
Students should be aware that emergency funding may be taxable and counted as estimated financial aid for future semester.
Award Amount
The value of the stipend will vary according to the needs of the student, but is limited to up to $250.
What expenses can be covered through the Student Emergency Fund?
  • Credential fees
  • Exam fees
  • Textbook fees
What expenses are NOT covered by the Student Emergency Fund?
  • Penalties, fines, parking, or other tickets
  • Nonessential expenses
Eligibility Requirements
  • You must be an enrolled student within the Charter College of Education.
  • International students are eligible to apply.
  • You must be enrolled in full-time this term (12 units or more for undergraduate students, 8 units or more for graduate students).
  • You must be in good standing.
How to Apply
  • Complete the Student Emergency Fund application
  • Indicate what the expense assistance is requested for, explain how the expense constitutes an emergency and how it exceeds what is already covered by financial aid offered for the term, if applicable. 
  • Students will be notified of the status of their application generally within 15 business days.


Many factors are taken into consideration when reviewing applications and determining grant amounts. These factors include, but are not limited to:
  • Availability of funding. 
  • The nature and urgency of the student’s emergency and fi they have previously received emergency grant funding. 
How the Award is Paid
Emergency grants are paid through the student billing process directly to the student. The grant cannot pay any charges on the tuition and fee bill or be held on the student account for future charges. If approved, you will receive a paper check that will be mailed, which may take several weeks.


For any questions, please contact:

CCOE Office of Student Services, Director
Agustin Cervantes
Email: Agustin Cervantes
Phone: (323) 343-4320