Crisis Grants

Hennepin Technical College provides assistance to students facing unexpected financial emergencies. Crisis funds were created to help students stay in college and achieve their educational goals.  Grants are awarded up to $500. Grants are awarded up to $500 and are available during fall and spring semester.

ELIGIBILITY

Crisis Grant applicants are required to:
  • Be a current student
  • Be enrolled in 6 or more credits
  • Provide documentation of the financial emergency. Advisors and Counselors can assist students through this process

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE: 

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:

Utilities
Housing/Rent
Food/Meals
Medical/Dental Expenses
Personal Automobile Expenses
Public Transportation/Bus Pass
Child Care
Gas

Tuition
Fees
Books
Legal fees
Tobacco
Alcohol
Entertainment Expenses


Students may apply for an emergency grant during fall or spring semester up to $500.  Only one Crisis grant can be received through this program.
Note: If a Crisis Grant was previously received and the student is in need of additional resources, contact Enrollment Services at (952) 995-1300 and reference the Crisis Grant.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Meet with a counselor to complete and submit an application. Students are required to submit documentation that verifies their need for a grant. Documentation can include copies of bills, housing notices, etc.  Students will be asked to answer all questions completely, as approvals are based on information supplied.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

PAYMENTS

If approved for funding, payment will be made to a third party, not directly to the student.  In most instances, award payments will be available within two business days after the application is completed and award has been approved.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Recipients agree to follow-up with a Hennepin Technical College Counselor for additional resources and support.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Recipient may be asked to participate in follow-up studies or promotional efforts, including sharing their story regarding how the Crisis Grant enabled them to stay in college.

The Crisis Grant is made possible by Great Lakes and the Hennepin Technical College Foundation.