Emergency Assistance for Post Secondary Students (EAPS)

The Pine Technical and Community College Emergency Assistance for Post-Secondary Students Grant provides assistance to student at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. These funds were secured to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

 Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a program at PTCC
  • PELL recipients
  • MN State grant recipients

Examples of Eligibility Expenses

  •  Housing/Rent
  • Automobile Expenses
  • Gas
  • Public Transportation
  • Groceries
  • Utilities
  • Child- related expenses such as daycare
  • Health/Medical Related
  • Others on a case-by-case

 Examples of Ineligible Expenses

  • Tuition
  • Textbooks
  • Taxes
  • Lobbyist, political contributions
  • Parking or traffic violations
  • Bad debts, late payment fees, finance charges, or contingency funds
  • Tobacco, Alcohol
  • Entertainment expenses

Apply for Emergency Funds

Students can apply by filling out the Emergency Assistance Grant Application.  An EAPS advisor will contact you to discuss your application; if you are eligible, get necessary documentation to complete application. Applications will then be reviewed by an approval team. Student will be notified if they receive an Emergency Assistance Grant.