The Emergency Aid program is a collaborative campus effort to help PCC students if a financial crisis crops up which threatens your ability to stay in college.  

What is Emergency Aid?

The Lancer Care Basic Needs Emergency Aid grant supports students in financial crisis due to unforeseen circumstances related to food, housing, transportation and other basic needs challenges. These can include, but are not limited to, rental assistance (past or future) utility bill, food cost, gas, etc.

Eligibility Requirements

Please note that the following must be true in order for emergency grant consideration

  • Must be in good academic standing with Pasadena City College (PCC)
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (minimum 6-course units) Priority will be given to students enrolled full-time (12+ course units).
  • Must have a FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application on file with the Office of Financial Aid
  • Have unmet need in your current financial aid package

Application Process  

Lancer Care Basic Needs Grant Application - Click Here

Please note that application review can take up-to 3 weeks pending the number of applications received. For application review and updates the Emergency Aid committee will be in contact with you. We appreciate your patience throughout this process. If you have any questions or concerns please email

**Please note that the application will ask for supporting documentation. The application allows for ONE document upload. If you are needing to submit multiple documents please consider compiling documents into a word doc., saving as a PDF, and then uploading to the application.