Grants & Financial Resources

Emergency Grants

The Emergency Grant program can help students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies.

How to apply

Current Inver Hills students can apply online. When submitting a request, it is important to include documentation to support your request. Documentation could include a car repair quote, an eviction notice, or utility bills. Applications are reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid, with a goal of getting a response to you by the end of the second business day. You should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at prior to requesting Emergency Grant funding.

In addition to applying for an Emergency Grant, Inver Hills Counselors are available to assist you in navigating additional resources available in the community.

Current Inver Hills students can apply online using the following link:

Fill out this form to apply for emergency funds.

What expenses can be considered

Expenses which can be considered include:

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

Expenses which cannot be considered include:

  • 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.

How to receive grant funds

If the Emergency Grant Request is approved, you will be contacted by email. Funds will be disbursed to the student using the option selected by the student with BankMobile.

The maximum Emergency Grant is $1,000 per Academic Year.

Upon receiving an Emergency Grant award, the student will receive an email with a link where you are encouraged to write a thank you note for the Inver Hills Foundation. Your note will be shared with the donors who provide funding for the Emergency Grant program.

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