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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. 

 

What can I use the funds for?

You can use the funds for the following educational expenses:

  • Academic-related technology (for example, laptops, webcams, hotspots and specialized software for courses)
  • Books
  • Bus passes
  • Childcare
  • Course-required items from HACC bookstores (for example, uniforms, equipment and supplies)
  • Emergency auto repair expenses to attend in-person activities related to instruction (for example, clinicals and classes held on a HACC campus)
  • Personal home catastrophe (for example, fire or flood that directly affects your ability to attend classes)
  • Physicals and medical tests (for example, Tuberculosis tests)
  • Rent assistance
  • Testing fees (for example, TEAS and NCLEX exams)
  • Utilities assistance

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 semester with HACC
  • Credit and noncredit students who are enrolled at HACC in the current semester.

You are not eligible if you:

  • Are a guest student
  • Are satisfactory academic progress (SAP) suspended
  • Have received emergency assistance from HACC twice

 

How do I apply for emergency assistance funds?

To receive funding, please:

  • Review the emergency assistance funds below
  • 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 (for credit students)
  • Current invoices or receipts for the emergency expense. The invoices and receipts must list the vendor name and total costs.


What is the timeline for this process?

We realize how important this funding is to you. Therefore, our goal is to process your application as soon as possible.

  • When you apply for the funding, you will receive an immediate email message confirming that we received your application.
  • If you provide incomplete documentation, we will give you three business days to provide the missing documentation.
  • Once we confirm that your documentation is complete, a committee will make a decision about the funding within three business days.
  • If the committee approves the funding, we will request a thank-you letter from you.
  • After we receive your thank-you letter, you will receive the funding within five to 10 business days.

 

How many times can I apply for funding?

You can apply for funding twice while enrolled at HACC.


Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact emergencyassistance@hacc.edu.

Charlotte Shuey Student Emergency Assistance Fund

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

Gettysburg Campus Emergency Assistance Fund

Students must be enrolled at the Gettysburg Campus

 

Gettysburg Campus Textbook Emergency Assistance Fund

  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need.
  • Students must attend HACC’s Gettysburg Campus.
  • Students’ satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status must be good or warning.

 

Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust Emergency Assistance Fund

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

Harrisburg Campus Emergency Assistance Fund

Students must be enrolled at the Harrisburg Campus

Lancaster Campus Emergency Assistance Fund

Students must be enrolled at the Lancaster Campus

 

The Pryor and Arlene Neuber Charitable Trust Emergency Assistance Fund

Students must be enrolled at the Lancaster Campus

Lebanon Campus Emergency Assistance Fund

Students must be enrolled at the Lebanon Campus

 

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

Students must be enrolled at the Lebanon Campus

Massage Therapy Emergency Assistance Fund

Students must be enrolled in the Massage Therapy Program

Plawsky Photography Student Emergency Assistance Fund

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

  • Students must be PSECU members.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Students’ satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status must be good or warning.

Virtual Learning Emergency Assistance Fund

Students must be enrolled in Virtual Learning

York Campus Emergency Assistance Fund

Students must be enrolled at the York Campus