Student Resources

The Foundation’s mission is to remove financial barriers to ensure student’s success. One of the Foundation’s core programs is providing emergency grants, textbook assistance, and educational support to students that are experiencing financial difficulties.

If a student has received funding/laptop in previous semesters, they may not be eligible for emergency funds due to limited funding availability.

Emergency Grants/Textbook Assistance/Laptops

The Palomar College Foundation has fully expended all emergency funds allocated for the summer semester.

While we understand the significance of these emergency funds and their impact on our students, unfortunately, the demand has surpassed our available resources at this time. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you are a Palomar staff/faculty member and have a student who needs assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at or 760-744-1150, ext. 3103.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

The Emergency Grant Referral and Application for the fall semester will open on August 15.

Community Resources

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate assistance, visit the 211 San Diego site, which is a local non-profit organization that provides information and connections to community, health, and disaster resources. Help is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in more than 200 languages.

Also, visit Palomar College’s Student Life & Leadership site for more on-campus resources that may be able to help further.