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Crisis Grants

Hennepin Technical College has assistance available for students facing unexpected financial emergencies during the spring 2022 semester. The crisis grants were created to help students stay in college and achieve their educational goals. Funds are dispersed on a first come, first served basis to eligible students while funds last. Updates will be made based on the HTC Team and/or System Office's request.

Before applying, please read the following information carefully.

Applications will start to be reviewed the week of January 18.  You may apply now at the link below.

NOT-ELIGIBLE

  • PSEO or concurrently enrolled students 
  • Students using a tuition waiver
  • Unenrolled students (not taking classes or credits at HTC)
    • This includes programs through Customized Training Solution (CTS), which are non-credit programs

HTC FEDERAL STIMULUS CRISIS GRANT ELIGIBILITY

Crisis Grant applicants must:

  1. Not have received a crisis grant in the current semester
  2. Be enrolled in the current semester
  3. Have an eligible expense from the list below:

Eligible Expenses Include:

  • Utilities
  • Housing/Rent
  • Medical/Dental Expenses
  • Personal Automobile Expenses
  • Books or course materials
  • Classroom technology support
  • Academic support
  • College tuition and fees
  • Child Care
  • Food/Meals
  • Public Transportation/Bus Pass
  • Gas

Institutions are required to prioritize students with exceptional need and domestic students.

HTC FOUNDATION CRISIS GRANT ELIGIBILITY

  1. Be enrolled in the current semester and registered for 6 or more credits
  2. Not have received a HTC Foundation crisis grant this academic year
  3. Submit a bill for one of the following eligible expenses
  4. Bill must be in the student’s name
  5. Payment will be addressed and sent to the creditor directly
Eligible Expenses Include: 
  • Utilities
  • Housing/Rent
  • Medical/Dental Expenses
  • Personal Automobile Expenses
  • Books or course materials
  • Classroom technology support
  • Academic support
  • Child Care
  • Food/Meals
  • Public Transportation/Bus Pass
  • Gas

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Complete a Crisis Grant Application online for spring semester 2022 (students requesting funds for future semesters are not available until that specific semester begins. If you are requesting for a past enrolled term, please indicate that in your application.)

    Crisis Grant Application

  2. Your application will be reviewed for eligibility for a Federal Stimulus Crisis Grant or a HTC Foundation Crisis Grant. Students will be considered for the federal stimulus crisis grant first before being eligible for a HTC Foundation crisis grant. You will receive an email following up within two business days after submission.
  3. If you are eligible for a HTC Foundation crisis grant, you will be required to submit a copy of an eligible bill/expense to be paid. Some students may be eligible for a direct grant payment from the Federal Stimulus crisis grant.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • REQUIRED: Check your eServices account to make sure direct deposit is set up. If you would like a check sent, please make sure the address is updated on your eServices It is not Hennepin Technical College's responsibilities to update recipients' information.
  • Recipients are responsible for following up with the Student Financial Support Coordinator, if needed.
  • Recipients agree to follow-up with a Hennepin Technical College Counselor for additional resources and support if needed.

PAYMENTS

Federal Stimulus Funds Crisis Grants
If approved, a direct payment will be made to the student's account using direct deposit. If no direct deposit is set up, a check will be mailed to the student's address in eServices.

HTC Foundation Crisis Grants
If approved for funding, payment will be made to the creditor on the student’s behalf, not directly to the student. Foundation Crisis Grants are available up to $500 one time per academic year.

  • You must have been funded through the Federal Stimulus Funds Crisis Grants' team first before being eligible to be funded through the HTC Foundation Crisis Grants' team.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Recipients 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.

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact the Student Financial Coordinator El Langland at emily.duffylangland@hennepintech.edu or by phone at 952-955-1300.