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Dreamkeepers is now Rapid Response Emergency Aid (RREA)The program is a collaborative campus effort to help PCC students if a financial crisis crops up which threatens your ability to stay in college.  

Here is a list of resources and opportunities you may find helpful. 

What is RREA?

Rapid Response Emergency Aid is meant to help out in times of unforeseen financial emergencies, which can happen at any time. This can be to cover certain eligible expenses, such as utilities, rent, medical and dental costs, or automobile expenses, as well as the money for books- or tuition-related expenses. But if you find yourself in financial hardship you couldn't have foreseen, and it means you may seriously need to drop out of college in order to take care of it, then Rapid Response might be able to help.


 To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at PCC
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher
  • Be in good standing related to student conduct.
  • Be facing a verifiable, unforeseen financial emergency

Ineligible Expenses Includes: Alcohol, nicotine or any other controlled substance or anything that is illegal or a violation of College Policy

If you do not meet one or more of the eligibility requirements above, you should contact the Emergency Financial Aid Assistant at at 626-585-7803 or 626-585-7385 to discuss your situation.

Application Process  

To apply for Rapid Response Emergency Aid, come by the Office of Student Life, Campus Center 105, to complete an application and submit legible copies of bills, receipts, or estimates verifying your financial emergency. Note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

After your completed application has been submitted, you should be prepared to discuss your financial emergency and provide additional documentation if requested. After the interview, you will be notified of the decision.

NOTE:  Applications will not be accepted during the final week of each term.  Please be sure to apply prior to that week

Assistance Payments

If approved for funding, in most cases payments will be made payable to a third party. Payment type will be determined by the college on a case-by-case basis. New students may be eligible for a grant of $250 during their first semester.

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