Student Basic Needs
Going to class and studying hard aren’t the only challenges many college students face. If you are struggling with student basic needs — like housing, food, and transportation — CGCC is here to help. As a CGCC student, you can take advantage of various resources.
Maricopa Community Colleges offers resources that can help with food, housing, personal safety, childcare and youth programs, transportation, and paying for school, as well as articles and reports to help you learn more about basic needs.
Coyote Cupboard is CGCC’s food pantry, offering free non-perishable food, household items, and some school supplies for CGCC students and employees.
To help you manage and overcome life’s obstacles, we have put together a list of valuable resources both at CGCC and within the local community.
SNAP is a monthly nutrition program that provides funds for qualified individuals and families to purchase healthy food from local grocery stores, farmers’ markets, or online. Learn more about SNAP by attending a virtual SNAP Social Hour or SNAP Q&A Session. SNAP recipients can participate in Double Up Food Bucks to receive additional fruits and vegetables.
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a federal program that works to improve the health of low-income families who are current WIC participants and currently receiving benefits or are on the waiting list to receive benefits.
Do you need emergency support? If you need immediate assistance to get through a tough time, we can help with:
- Book vouchers
- Bus passes
- Emergency funds
- Referrals to community providers
For help complete:
- The intake form for processing or contact a basic needs advocate at 480-857-5188.
- The Emergency funding scholarship
Have your financial circumstances changed since you enrolled at CGCC? There may be financial aid options that can help you pay for college and continue pursuing your dreams. Never explored financial aid? Don’t let that stop you now. Talk to a financial aid counselor today.
Maricopa Community Colleges and CGCC offer a variety of financial aid opportunities to help fund your education. Loans, scholarships, grants and work-study programs are available for our students.