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Crisis Grants

Hennepin Technical College has assistance available for students facing unexpected financial emergencies during the Fall 2023 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. Grants are made possible through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and the HTC Foundation. Please note that most funds will be exhauster at the end of the Fall term. These grants cannot take the place of long-term college financing. Please contact the Student Financial Coordinator to discuss college funding going forward.

Before applying, please read the following information carefully.

HEERF Crisis Grant Eligibility

  1. Be enrolled in at least one credit at Hennepin Technical College
  2. Not received a HEERF Crisis Grant during the application term
  3. Not receiving Third Party funds
  4. Not enrolled as a PSEO student
  5. Additional criteria, subject to review

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 below
  4. Bill must be in 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 the Crisis Grant Application online for Fall 2022
    • Students requesting funds for future terms are not available until that specific term begins.
    • If you are requesting for a past enrolled term, please indicate that in your application.
  2. Your application will be reviewed for eligibility for a HEERF or 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.

Crisis Grant Application

Student Responsibilities

  • Recipients are responsible for following up with the Student Financial Support Coordinator (if needed)
  • Recipients agree to follow-up with a Hennepin Technical College Social Worker for additional resources and support (if needed)

Payments

  • HEERF Crisis Grants
    If approved, the funds will be disbursed the following Friday after approval. For applicants who request tuition funds, grants will be disbursed directly to HTC. All other grants will be issued through a direct deposit or check.
  • 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.

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 el.langland@hennepintech.edu or by phone at 952-995-1300.