Cuesta College Vaccine Challenge
Cuesta College has joined colleges and universities across the country to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by offering a $250 gift card to students who show proof of having received a full COVID-19 vaccination as part of the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge!
To receive a $250 gift card, bring your proof of full vaccination and a valid photo ID to the San Luis Obispo Campus (SLO) or Paso Robles North County Campus (NCC). The purpose of this program is to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Gift cards will be provided beginning Monday, August 23, 2021 - Thursday October 14, 2021. We ask for your patience as we expect a high volume of students picking up gift cards each day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You may bring one of the following:
- A Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record
- Your physical CDC Vaccination Card
Note: You must have both doses of either Pfizer/Moderna vaccine OR a single Johnson & Johnson vaccine displayed on the digital vaccination record or your vaccination card to meet the full vaccination requirement.
Bring your proof of vaccination and photo ID to the following locations:
- San Luis Obispo (SLO) Campus: Student Account Cashier Office
Student Services Center, Building 3100, Windows 20 & 21
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
- North County Campus
Building N1000, Office #N1020
Wednesday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
- Community Programs Students
Building 4100, office 4103
Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:30pm.
Note: Only one $250 gift card is permitted per student. Replacements gift cards will not be re-issued, please do not lose, or misplace your gift card.
Unfortunately, no. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted in person and your signature is required for the giftcard at pickup.
All currently enrolled Cuesta students are able to receive the $250 gift card upon proof of full vaccination:
- Credit courses
- Non-credit courses
- CCAP Dual Enrollment courses
- Continuing Education courses
- Community Programs
For your convenience Cuesta College will have on-campus mobile vaccination clinics open to students and the local community (ages 12 & up)
- SLO Campus: Monday, August 30, 10:30am – 2:30pm
- NCC Campus: Wednesday, September 1, 3:00 – 7:00pm
- For a list of County Vaccine Clinic Locations & Hours of Operation
- You may also schedule an appointment at any pharmacy or walk-in clinic using myturn.ca.gov.
Note: Vaccinations are free
No, the gift card will not impact your financial aid.
Online learners are eligible to receive $250 gift card upon proof of full vaccination. However, you will need to come to SLO or NC campus to pick up your card.
Unfortunately, no. We are currently unable to provide $250 gift cards to unvaccinated students regardless of health or personal reasons. The funding for this program is to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19 through community vaccination.
You can contact the vendor directly for assistance:
Mastercard 1-888-371-2109 or
Looking for the facts? Check out the California For All webpage on COVID-19 Vaccines to learn all about the vaccines, how to stop the spread, and what to expect after getting the vaccine. More information can be found on the CDC's Myths and Facts about the COVID-19 webpage and SLO County Public Health Vaccine FAQs.