CARES Grant and Finish Line CARES Grant and Finish Line

CARES Grant:

The CARES grant or The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) emergency grant include funds that will be disbursed to students as relief for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations caused by the COVID -19 pandemic. Expenses may include items such as tuition/books, technology, food, housing, healthcare and childcare. This is an emergency grant and not a loan. Funds do not have to be repaid.

Students, it is still not too late to apply! Please visit your EDS account to complete the 20A eligibility form, make sure to select the academic year 2020-21. Please contact your Financial Aid Technician if you do not see the 20A form or have questions.

Students with last names A-L

Students with last names M-Z

CARES Act Eligibility Fast Facts

  • Students MUST have a 2020-2021 FAFSA application on file to be eligible for this grant.
  • Be enrolled in Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021.
  • Have incurred any expenses related to changes in campus operations due to COVID-19
  • Be enrolled in an Associate Degree, Certificate, or Transfer Degree program at Columbia College
  • Meet Financial Aid SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) standards


Columbia College Foundation Finish Line Grant

This grant application is for funds to be distributed to students as emergency financial aid during the current academic year 2020-21. Emergency financial aid is intended to be flexible to help individual students overcome short-term financial barriers that may prevent them from beginning or staying enrolled in community college. This is an emergency grant and not a loan. Funds do not have to be repaid. Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and you will be contacted via your student assigned email once a decision has been made.

All funds from the Finish Line Grant have been spent, application is no longer avaliable

*Please watch for for future funding opportunties *


For questions regarding the Columbia College Foundation Finish Line Grant please contact:

Cindy Kositsky at:

OR Amy Nilson at:


PLEASE NOTE: Both of these grants will be paid to you via our third-party company BankMobile. If you have not yet set up your BankMobile account please click HERE

The school name through BankMobile is: Yosemite Community College District

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