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Emergency Assistance Funds

What are emergency assistance funds?

Students can apply for emergency assistance funds if they are facing extraordinary financial circumstances. Learn more about these funds.

 

What can I use the funds for?

You can use the funds for the following educational expenses:

  • Books
  • Course fees
  • Course-required items not available in HACC's bookstores
  • Physicals
  • Emergency auto repair expenses
  • Bus passes
  • Childcare
  • Personal home catastrophe (e.g. fire or flood that directly affects your ability to attend classes)

Emergency assistance funds do not cover all expenses.

 

Can the funds be used for HACC tuition?

No, you cannot use emergency assistance funds for tuition or a prior outstanding bill owed to the College.

 

Am I eligible for emergency assistance funds?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • Credit students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Credit students who are at least four weeks into their first term with HACC
  • Credit and noncredit students who are enrolled at HACC for the term during which the funding is needed (For example, students who need funding for a fall term must be enrolled for that fall term. Students who need funding for a spring term must be enrolled for that spring term. Students who need funding for a summer term must be enrolled for that summer term).

You are not eligible if you:

  • Are a guest student
  • Are Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) suspended
  • Have received emergency assistance before

 

How do I apply for emergency assistance funds?

To receive funding, please:

  • Review the emergency assistance funds below
  • Determine which fund is applicable to your situation
  • Complete and submit the online form. Documentation of need and a copy of your unofficial transcripts (for credit students) are required.

 

What documentation will I need to provide? 

Please provide:

  • Current unofficial transcripts
  • Current invoices or receipts for the emergency expense. The invoices and receipts must list the vendor name and total costs.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact emergencyassistance@hacc.edu.


Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gettysburg Campus Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be enrolled at the Gettysburg Campus

 

Gettysburg Campus Textbook Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Students must demonstrate financial need.
  3. Students must attend HACC’s Gettysburg Campus.
  4. Students’ SAP status must be good or warning.

 

Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be Adams County residents.
  2. Students must be enrolled at HACC Gettysburg Campus.
  3. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Harrisburg Campus Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be enrolled at the Harrisburg Campus

Lancaster Campus Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be enrolled at the Lancaster Campus

 

The Pryor and Arlene Neuber Charitable Trust Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be enrolled at the Lancaster Campus

Lebanon Campus Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be enrolled at the Lebanon Campus

 

John L. and C. Jeanette Witmer Charitable Trust Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be enrolled at the Lebanon Campus

York Campus-Related Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be enrolled at the York Campus

Virtual Learning Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be enrolled in Virtual Learning

Massage Therapy Emergency Assistance Fund

Students must be enrolled in the Massage Therapy Program

Plawsky Photography Student Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must be enrolled in the Associates for Fine arts (AFA) Degree Program focusing on Photography or the Certificate in Photography Program

Charlotte Shuey Student Emergency Assistance Fund

  1. Students must have needs related to, but not limited to, childcare, transportation, costs, textbooks and course fees.