Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   Campus is Closed. All in-person activities and events are postponed. In-person and hybrid courses have been moved online. Online/distance classes continue as scheduled. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for any additional class information.


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. 

MyMaricopa 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.

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 

For help, contact a basic needs advocate at 480-857-5188. 

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.