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CARES EMERGENCY GRANT
We know that due to COVID-19, many of our students now face heightened financial, physical, emotional, and academic challenges. We care about our students' success and well-being during these difficult times. To help provide economic relief, CARES Act funding is available to eligible HTC students in two ways: 
  • Automatic Deposit: No application is required. All eligible HTC students will receive an automatic payment of $100.
  • Emergency Funds by Application: Eligible students can apply for additional emergency grant funds in two cycles.  Students may apply for each cycle.  Awards are based on need. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of funding.
 
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Application and Distribution Timeline
  • Automatic Deposit: The funds will be automatically deposited on May 8, 2020 to eligible students.
  • Emergency Funds by Application: The funds will be distributed in two cycles. Students should submit two, separate applications. Students may receive funds in one or both cycles, depending on fund availability and demonstration of need. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of funding.

      * Cycle 1 : Applications are due May 15, 2020 (Distributed to students by May 22, 2020)
      * Cycle 2: Applications are due June 15, 2020   (Distributed to students during week of  June 22, 2020)

    Emergency Funds by Application, will be distributed by direct deposit or by check through U.S. Mail based on the information provided by the student in the application.  For timely distribution of funds, please sign up for direct deposit through e-Services. Click here to download a “How-To Guide.”

 
 
 

HTC CARES EMERGENCY FUND

The CARES Act gives HTC discretion with guidance from the Minnesota State System Office on how to allocate CARES emergency funding to students. Emergency student grants can be used to cover student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. These eligible expenses include expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

 

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?

Automated Plan:

Students who were enrolled in credit based programs as of March 13, 2020 excluding online only, PSEO, concurrent, exclusively senior citizen rate or whose full tuition paid by a third party or those incarcerated and are Title IV eligible.

Application Plan:

  • Students who were enrolled in credit based programs as of March 13, 2020 excluding online only, PSEO, concurrent, exclusively senior citizen rate or whose full tuition paid by a third party or those incarcerated and are Title IV eligible.
  • Awards will be made to students demonstrating the greatest need.
  • Students may apply for each application cycle.

WHAT CAN I RECEIVE FUNDS FOR?

These eligible expenses include expenses under a student's cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

 

 

FAQs

  1. I did not receive the $100 Disbursement Payment.
    Students are excluded if they are online-only, PSEO, concurrent, exclusively senior citizen rate or whose full tuition paid by a third party or those incarcerated and are Title IV eligible. If you are an eligible student and did not receive a payment, contact the tuition office at onestop@hennepintech.edu.  Please note that funds were disbursed by May 8, 2020.  Please allow 5 business days to receive your check in via mail. 

  2. Is the emergency aid considered taxable income?
    It is uncertain at this time. Minnesota State has not yet received a decision from the federal government regarding the tax status of grant disbursements. Grants may be counted as income on 2020 taxes.

  3. Who is eligible to receive CARES Funding?
    Per guidance by the Minnesota State system, students who were enrolled in credit-based programs as of March 13, 2020, excluding online-only, PSEO, concurrent, exclusively senior citizen rate or whose full tuition paid by an employer, third party or those incarcerated and are Title IV eligible. For additional information related to CARES Fund eligibility for the U.S. Department of Education, click here.

  4. How can I sign-up for direct deposit?
    Direct deposit signup is available to students through e-Services. This means that students do not have to submit a direct deposit signup form, voided check, or bank letter to set up direct deposit. Students can set up and maintain their direct deposit information through e-Services at any time.  Click here to download a “How-To Guide.”


  5. What is the federal CARES Act?
    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a federal program that provides relief from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The act provides funding for higher education institutions and their students nationwide. The act allocated $93.361 million for the colleges and universities of Minnesota State. Half was allocated to institutions to help them address their financial losses. Half was allocated to institutions to provide emergency aid for students.

  6. I am not eligible for the Automatic Plan, does that mean I’m not eligible for the Application Grants?
    Correct. The exclusions are the same. Students are excluded if they are online-only, PSEO, concurrent, exclusively senior citizen rate or whose full tuition paid by a third party or those.

     

  7. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.  See numbers attached on report.

  8. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which student receives Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. All CARES eligible students who applied for an emergency grant were awarded. Award amounts were based on the requested amount in the application.

 

HAVE A QUESTION?

Contact OneStop at onestop@hennepintech.edu or 952-995-1300.

 

ESSENTIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

Food Resources

Families and Kids

Healthcare Services

Unemployment

Unemployment during COVID-19

 

EMERGENCY GRANT FUNDING STATISTICS

Total funds allocated to the College in CARES funding:  $1,327,229

Certification and Agreement signed by Jessica Lauritsen:  4/14/2020

Total CARES Fund Awarded to this point:  $288,600

Total students awarded to this point:  2886

Total T-IV Eligible students: 2886

Total Non Eligible students: 1196