Student Basic Needs

Emergency Grants & Financial Resources

Acts of Kindness Emergency Assistance

The Acts of Kindness (AoK) grant 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. Click here to learn more and how to apply. For assistance with the application please contact Counseling through one of these methods:

Gail's Fund - Single Parent Emergency Assistance

Gail's Fund provides emergency help to single parents who find themselves in a financial crisis that may prevent or delay their continued enrollment at IHCC. Eligible students can receive up to $1,000 in emergency assistance to help them stay enrolled and making progress towards their academic goals. To get more information and/or apply for this grant please contact Counseling through one of these methods:

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid staff help students with many aspects of financing their education such as completing the FAFSA, understanding the different types of aid available, or interpreting letters. For details including frequently asked questions, please see:

Child Care Grant

The Postsecondary Child Care Grant Program provides funding to low income parents of young children (12 years and younger). The maximum available to a full-time student is $5,200 for each eligible child per academic year. Assistance may cover up to 40 hours of child care per week for each eligible child. The application for this grant can be found on the Financial Aid page, under:

Scholarships from the Inver Hills Foundation

The Inver Hills Community College Foundation provides numerous scholarship opportunities for both new and current students. Scholarships are awarded for both Fall and Spring semesters.