Personal Financial Management
Emergency Grant Program
The Emergency Grant program can help students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies.
The Emergency Grant program was created to help students stay in college, because finishing college will help secure a better financial future.
Grant funding is provided from several sources, including the DCTC Foundation and individual donor support.
How to apply
Current DCTC students can apply online. When submitting a request, it is important to include documentation to support your request. Documentation could include a car repair quote, an eviction notice, or utility bills. Applications are reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid, with a goal of getting a response to you by the end of the second business day.
You should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at studentaid.gov prior to requesting Emergency Grant funding.
In addition to applying for an Emergency Grant, the DCTC Social Worker is available to assist you in navigating additional resources available in the community.
Apply for Emergency Grant (current DCTC students)
What expenses can be considered?
Expenses which can be considered include:
- Medical/Dental expenses
- Personal automobile expenses
- Public transportation/bus pass
- Child care
Expenses which cannot be considered include:
- Legal fees
- Entertainment expenses
Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
How to receive grant funds
If the Emergency Grant Request is approved, you will be contacted by email. Funds will be disbursed to the student using the option selected by the student with BankMobile.