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 unforseen 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
  • Provide documenation of unforseen financial emergency

Examples of Eligibility Expenses

  • Housing/Rent
  • Automobile Expenses
  • Gas
  • Groceries
  • Utilities
  • Child care
  • Health/Medical Related

 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 will need to discribe their unforseen financial emergency and provide documentation. 

Step 1: Apply for the Emergency Assistance Grant Application
Step 2: An EAPS advisor will contact you to review your application within 48 hours.  You will be asked to bring any necessary documentation of unforseen financial emergency to complete application. (invoice, bill etc) All payments will be made directly to the third party, no payments will be made to the student. 
Step 3: Applications will be reviewed by an approval team
Step 4: Student will be notified of award or denial of an Emergency Assistance Grant