Emergency Assistance for Post Secondary Students (EAPS)

The PTCC Emergency Assistance for Postsecondary Students (EAPS) grant can provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to an unforeseen financial emergency. These funds were secured to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

 Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a program at PTCC
  • PELL recipients
  • MN State grant recipients
  • Provide documentation of financial emergency

Examples of Eligibility Expenses

  • Housing/Rent
  • Automobile Expenses
  • Gas
  • Groceries
  • Utilities
  • Child care
  • Health/Medical Related

 Examples of Ineligible Expenses

  • Tuition
  • Textbooks
  • Laptop
  • Uniforms for class
  • Taxes
  • Lobbyist, political contributions
  • Parking or traffic violations
  • Bad debts, late payment fees, finance charges, or contingency funds
  • Tobacco, Alcohol
  • Entertainment expenses

Apply for Emergency Funds-

Students will need to describe their financial emergency and provide documentation. 

Step 1: Apply for the Emergency Assistance Grant Application
Step 2: An EAPS advisor will contact you to review your application within 48 hours.  You will be asked to provide necessary documentation of financial emergency to complete application. (invoice, bill, quote etc) All payments will be made directly to the third party, no payments will be made to the student. 
Step 3: Applications will be reviewed by an approval team
Step 4: Student will be notified of award or denial of an Emergency Assistance Grant