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    United Way of San Diego
Financial Assistance Grant

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United Way of San diego financial assistance Grant

The application process for the United Way of San Diego Financial Assistance Grant is now closed.

Latest Update: 10/8/2020

Through the United Way of San Diego, Mesa College is able to offer financial assistance to students in need. The purpose of these funds is to award emergency financial grants to a group of students who were not formally eligible for CARES Act funding and have specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Eligible students may apply to receive $200.00. We encourage eligible students to apply by 5:00pm on Monday, September 28th, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Financial Assistance Grant, students must:

  • Currently enrolled in Fall 2020 classes
  • Not eligible for Unemployment Insurance (did not file an IRS 1040s form)
  • Are one of the following:
    - Non-US Citizen
    - Undocumented Student
    - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    - Non-high school graduate
  • Have experienced employment related hardship due to COVID-19

about the fund

  • The United Way of San Diego grant is made to provide resources to students impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • If you would like to volunteer to provide a personal testimonial to highlight the impact of the grant please indicate it on the application.
  • The United Way maximum amount a Mesa College student can receive for Fall 2020 is $200.
  • Awards will be distributed until Financial Assistance Grant funds are exhausted.
  • This award is not a loan and does not have to be paid back.


The application process for the united way of san diego is closed.

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We know this is a challenging time for students and want to commend you for your continued resilience! We are here for you!