Emergency Funding

Emergency Funding Application

Please complete the above application if you are in need of emergency funding. Funding sources include the American Rescue Plan (ARP), the Emergency Assistance for Post-Secondary Students (EAPS) Grant, and additional funding sources.

Emergency Application process:

Step 1: Complete the Emergency Funding Application above
Step 2: Meet with an advisor. The advisor will contact students to set up an appointment.
Step 3: Provide documentation when necessary.
Step 4: Applications will be reviewed by an approval team
Step 5: Students will be notified of award or denial
Step 6: Payment will be issued

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funding

Students that have been affected by the coronavirus can apply for ARP emergency funds.

  • ARP COVID related financial emergencies include but are not limited to: anything related to COVID; reduction in hours due to having COVID; missed work due to having COVID or missed work due to caring for someone with COVID; loss of childcare; loss of employment. 

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a program at PTCC
  • Must be able to explain how COVID has affected their ability to finish the semester

Funding Disbursement:

  • If the funding is awarded, it will be disbursed automatically to your PTCC student account and then released to your selected refund preference (direct deposit or bank mobile). If you need to make changes to your refund preference or have questions on how to select a refund preference, please visit the PTCC BankMobile site

Emergency Funding for Early Childhood Programs: Initiative Foundation (IF)

Eligible students can receive up to $500 to help offset costs that create barriers to graduating from a PTCC Early Childhood program. Eligible barriers include practicum students who need to pay for substitutes to cover their business while completing their practicum work, assisting with travel reimbursement for practicum students, as well as unexpected relating to program completion.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an early childhood program at PTCC.
  • Students must reside in one of the following counties to be eligible for emergency funding: Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, and Wright.

Funding Disbursement:

  • If the funding is awarded, it will be disbursed automatically to your PTCC student account and then released to your selected refund preference (direct deposit or bank mobile). If you need to make changes to your refund preference or have questions on how to select a refund preference, please visit the PTCC BankMobile site. 

Emergency Assistance for Postsecondary Students (EAPS)

Students are eligible for EAPS funding one time per academic year.  These funds are for those students who experience an unforeseen circumstance that negatively and severely impacts their academic success. Students must provide necessary documentation (invoice, bill, quote, etc). These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a supplement to a student's education funding sources. All payments will be made directly to the third party, no payments will be made to the student. 

  • EAPS unforeseen financial emergencies include but are not limited to: car repairs, past due utilities, sudden loss of income, lack of ability to purchase food. 

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a program at PTCC
  • Experienced an unforeseen emergency that is preventing completion of college courses 

Funding Disbursement:

  • If the funding is awarded, it will be disbursed to a third-party vendor.

 

For more information contact:

Robin Johnson
Student Success Coordinator
320.629.5174 (call or text) | Robin.Johnson@pine.edu 

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