Program Description

Application is currently closed until Spring 2024.

Berkeley City College and ECMC Project Success have partnered to provide students with emergency assistance.
To receive emergency aid, students must:

  • Complete the online Project Success Application
  • Submit supporting documentation in the online Project Success Application
  • Meet eligibility criteria
  • The emergency must be due to an unforeseen circumstance

All applications will be processed in two working days.
Eligible criteria:

  • Be enrolled part-time or full-time in a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree program at the time of the aid request.
  • Graduate students are not eligible.
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater at the time of application approval. New students are exempted from this criterion.
  • Complete the online application provided by ECMC and upload supporting documentation of the financial need (i.e., required uninsured medical treatment, automotive repair estimate, a documented notice of unexpected change in housing or utilities expense).
  • After being awarded, complete the required financial education courses through Decision Partners online platform.
  • Benefit from having an expense paid with emergency aid through this program, not to exceed $500 during the life of the aid program.
  • Be enrolled during the semester in which emergency aid funds are awarded.
  • Be entitled to use of the emergency aid funds with no expectation of repayment.
  • The emergency is due to an unforeseen circumstance.

Please note, your request for Emergency Support will not be processed until a receipt, supporting document, estimate or bill is provided. Completion of the application is not a guarantee you will be awarded.