Center for Students & Families FAQ

What do you do in this office?

The Center for Students and Families provides integrated support services for financially and academically challenged students who are at risk of not completing their course of studies towards a degree or certificate program.

How will I benefit from the Center for Students and Families?

The services offered to students through the Center for Students and Families are intended to improve your chances of being academically successful at the college level.

What Financial Support Services are available to help me stay in school? 

Extremely Limited Financial Support Services may include: Emergency Financial Assistance for things such as rent, utilities, and transportation; Pre-Screening for Public Benefits, medical and dependent care; financial literacy opportunities.

With whom do you share my personal information?

Information collected in the Center for Students and Families is goverened under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  The CSF will keep your information private and confidential to the extent of the law.  Your information may be shared with other staff in the Student Success Center when necessary to provide you with services.  A release of information must be signed for us to disclose your information to outside referral sources.  Exceptions are made when there is a threat to personal safety or the safety of others.

Can you help me find a job?

The Center for Students and Families collaborates with the Office Career Services to locate employers who are hiring for positions.The CSF confers with the Financial Aid Office to determine a student’s eligibility for a work study job.

What can I expect from the Center for Students and Families?

You will get as much from the Center for Students and Families as you put into it!By fulfilling your academic obligations as a student, making positive choices, and taking advantage of other services offered through the CSF, you can expect to achieve better grades, earn a college degree or training certificate, stabilize your finances, begin to build financial self-sufficiency for you and your family, and begin a path to a successful career.