Student Basic Needs

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 Basic Needs 

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

Coyote Cupboard is CGCC’s food pantry, offering free non-perishable food, household items, and some school supplies for CGCC students and employees.

Community Resources & Support

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.

ACP (Affordable Connectivity Program) - Internet Services

The ACP is a government initiative aimed at providing low-income households with affordable high-speed internet access.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

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.

WIC Farmers Markets Nutrition Program (FMNP)

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.

Notary Services

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGC) offers a variety of free notary services to its students, faculty, and staff. Julie and Yvette are commissioned and bonded officials, who are authorized by the state to administer oaths, and affirmations, and to certify the execution of documents. They can also certify that a copy of a document is a true copy of the original. CGC notary services are available by appointment. It is important to note that CGC notary service is limited to the authentication of documents and does not provide legal advice or represent the CGC in any legal matters.

Emergency Support

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 

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Additional Financial Resources 

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.