Paying For School

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
  • Testing fees (for example, TEAS exams)
  • Course-required items from HACC bookstores (for example, uniforms, equipment and supplies)
  • Physicals and medical tests (for example, Tuberculosis tests)
  • Emergency auto repair expenses to attend in-person activities related to instruction (for example, clinicals and classes held on a HACC campus)
  • Bus passes
  • Childcare
  • Personal home catastrophe (for example, 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 and technology?

No, you cannot use emergency assistance funds for tuition or a prior outstanding bill owed to the College. Also, you cannot use emergency assistance funds for technology. Instead, please use this resource.

 

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 in the current 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.

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


Please answer the following questions to determine your eligibility for this assistance:

  • Have you received emergency assistance funds in prior years?

  • Yes No

  • Will you be using funds for tuition or a prior outstanding bill owed to the College?

  • Yes No

  • Will you be using funds for a cable/satellite or telephone/cell phone bill?

  • Yes No

  • Are you applying for an amount of more than $500.00?

  • Yes No

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