Emergency Funding Resources

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the Fall 2023 term

Eligible PTCC students (non-PSEO) experiencing unforeseen financial circumstances may complete the Emergency Grant Application for Emergency funding. Students only need to complete ONE application for the various funding sources listed below. Emergency funds are only available when classes are in session.

Emergency Application process: 

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

Emergency Funding Resources

Emergency Assistance for Post Secondary 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, and unforeseen medical expenses.  

Initiative Foundation for Early Childhood Programs (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 substitutes to cover their business while completing their practicum works, assisting with travel reimbursement for practicum students, as well as unexpected expenses relating to program completion. 

LeadMN Emergency Grant Application 

LeadMN has an emergency grant program to help students cover unforeseen costs in times of hardship or trouble. apply for an Emergency Grant to cover costs such as rent, bills associated with car trouble, health emergencies, childcare, etc.

The application is quick and easy, and doesn’t require proof or any documents.  



  • Currently enrolled in a program at Pine 
  • Pell or MN State Grant Eligible 
  • Must be experiencing an unforeseen financial emergency preventing the student from completing their courses for the semester. 


  • Students must be currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Development program.
  • Students must reside in one of the following counties: Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, and Wright

PTCC staff will determine eligibility and notify student within 5-7 business days if they are will be awarded funding.  


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


  • If the funding is awarded, it will be dispersed to the students account and then released based on the students refund preference.


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