Finish Line Grants are grants of up to $1,000 awarded to community college students who are on the cusp of completing their education or training and are faced with an unanticipated financial hardship that may prevent them from doing so. Too often, financial emergencies-like unexpected healthcare costs, childcare expenses, or car breakdowns- prevent students from completing their programs. Finish Line Grants are awarded to eligible students facing these unforeseen challenges. Grants can be used for course materials, housing, medical needs, dependent care, or other financial hardships that students face through no fault of their own.
Students enrolled in community college programs leading to a credential that will enhance the student’s employment opportunities and meet the following may be eligible:
A Finish Line Grants emergency is defined as: Any unforeseen circumstance that occurs resulting in the potential disruption of a student's ability to complete a degree/certification.
Finish Line Grants may assist with direct payments to vendors for allowable expenses such as:
The maximum grant per student per semester is $1,000 and is not to exceed two semesters.
Eligible students should contact the following to discuss the financial emergency: