Inver Hills Student
Counseling & Advising

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Counseling & Advising
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Counseling & Advising

Appointment Hours

(30-60 minutes)

Mon. & Thur.: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tue. & Wed.: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Acts of Kindness (AoK)

Courtesy Of Kopp Family Foundation And The Minnesota Office Of Higher Education

Acts of Kindness (AoK) provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. AoK assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

Eligibility And Application Process

Counselors will meet with you to discuss eligibility; if you are eligible, an Inver Hills Counselor will assist you in filling out the online application and providing the required documentation of your expenses (eviction notice, quote for car repair, utility bills, etc). Applications are submitted for committee review to ensure that eligibility requirements are met and ensure that the request meets the intent of the program. AoK assistance was created to help students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies, stay in college and achieve their academic, career and financial goals.

If possible, you should also have a completed FAFSA.


  • Utilities
  • Housing/Rent
  • Food/Meals
  • Medical/Dental expenses
  • Personal automobile expenses
  • Public transportation/bus pass
  • Child care
  • Gas


  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Books
  • Legal fees
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Entertainment expenses

Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Assistance Payments

An administrator will contact you to inform you of the process for obtaining funds. The maximum single Acts of Kindness grant amount is $750. Upon receiving an AoK award, students are encouraged to write a thank you note and drop it off at the IHCC Foundation. Your note will be delivered to the Kopp Family Foundation

Note: Applications will only be processed when college is in session.

Apply for Emergency Funds

Contact a counselor at 651-450-3508 and request an appointment to discuss the AOK emergency grant.

Fill out this form to apply for emergency funds.

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