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Student Emergency Aid

Miami Dade College provides financial assistance to support student success. When funding is available, funds are provided to meet emergency needs that would otherwise prevent students from continuing their education at the College. The Student Emergency Aid is an educational opportunity in which applicants gain awareness of planning and resources to support their success. Students are not expected to repay this interim financial assistance.  Contact Student Dean's Office or Single Stop Office to apply.

Student Emergency Aid shall be awarded on the basis of demonstrated need and in accordance with the criteria specified below:

  1. Demonstration that emergency need would prevent the student from completing courses.
  2. Explanation of circumstances and need for emergency aid with submission of supporting documentation.
  3. Enrollment in credit courses for the current semester at MDC.  
  4. Completion of FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  
  5. Student must meet with a Single Stop representative or designee and complete the benefit screening and receive referrals to financial aid, food pantry, Medical campus Health Services, mental health counseling, bus passes, or other services as appropriate. 
  6. Student Emergency Aid will not be approved to cover tuition/fees or past due balances at MDC.  
  7. Student Emergency Aid award will not exceed $500.00.
  8. Student must not have any financial obligations to the college. 
  9. Approval of Student Emergency Aid is subject to availability of funds.  

Fill out the 2019-2020 Miami Dade College Application for Student Emergency Aid




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