Petrie Student Emergency Fund FAQ & Tips

What are Emergency Grants?

Emergency Grant Funds are available to students and their families as a quick response to short-term emergencies and hardships. The emergency grant funds enable students to stay in college, rather than take a leave or drop out. Emergency grants do not replace existing financial aid. Students do not have to repay emergency grants. 

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Emergency Funding is available to currently enrolled degree students in good standing, including DACA and undocumented students. If you are eligible to receive financial support, the college will review your financial aid status when reviewing your request. 

What documents do I need to submit?

In addition to filling out the application, and listing itemized costs where appropriate, documentation will be needed to support your submission. Below are some examples of the type of documentation you may need to submit.  

MTA Metro Card

Internet, cell phone, eletricity, or water bill

Picture or PDF of the entire bill statement that includes the name of the service provider, service details, contact number, account holder, name, account number, address where service is received, account balance due, and due date. The service period must be current. If the bill is not in your name, the account holder must complete a separate verification statement.

Rent Assistance

Picture or PDF of the lease that includes payee information, lease holder's name, address, and amount. If the lease is not in your name, the leaseholder must complete a separate verification statement. 

Medical/Mental Health/Dental Vision Bills if no Insurance

Picture or PDF of the entire current billing statement that includes service provider, contact number, account number, and account balance due. If the account is not in your name, the account holder must complete a separate verification statement. 

Childcare Expenses (on a temporary basis)

A letter from the childcare provider indicating your name, dates of child care services, the amounts, and signature of the provider. 

Expenses Related to a Death in the Family

Documentation as it pertains to the death or expense needed (ie: funeral home, burial, or crematory service, etc.)

*If you are unsure of the type of documentation to upload to support your application, provide what you can, and the student emergency grant administrator will follow up as needed.