Emergency Funding Resources

American Rescue Plan (ARP)


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

  • ARP COVID related financial emergency 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. 

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


  • Step 1: Complete the SPRING ARPA Emergency Grant application
  • Step 2: PTCC staff will determine eligibility and notify student within 5-7 business days if they are will be awarded funding.  

If students is awarded the funds 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 Bank Mobile Site.

The 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 event or 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 emergency include but are not limited to: car repairs, past due utilities, sudden loss of income, lack of ability to purchase food.  

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


  • Step 1: Complete the EAPS application
  • Step 2: Meet with an EAPS advisor and provide documentation. An EAPS advisor will contact students to set up an appointment.
  • Step 3: Applications will be reviewed by an EAPS approval team
  • Step 4: Students will be notified of award or denial of EAPS funding by the EAPS approval team
  • Step 5: Payment is made to the third party vendor (business) 

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