Petrie Emergency Fund for Students

City Tech can help students in emergency situations, whether caused by Hurricane Sandy or other emergencies. With the generous assistance of the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, the College now has a grant program that can help students resolve short-term emergencies. We want to help. The program is administered through the office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services. Applications are in the Counseling Center. 

Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, and only until funds are exhausted. In most cases, the maximum award will be no more than $1,000. Some exception may be made in the most extreme situations. Below is a partial list of eligible and ineligible expenses:

Emergency Situations and Eligible Expenses:

  • Threats of eviction
  • Homelessness, including Hurricane-related
  • Fire, extensive water damage, etc. in living quarters
  • Assistance in paying for food, transportation
    and basic necessities due to unemployment
  • Overdue utilities bills and shut-off notices
  • Medical and dental bills for necessary procedures for students without health insurance
  • Theft or Hurricane-related loss of computer, books, clothing or other essential belongings
  • Travel home for illness or death in immediate family

Ineligible Expenses:

  • Cell phone bills
  • Credit card bills
  • Car payments or gasoline bills
  • Payment for rent or utilities not overdue
  • Full or partial tuition costs and/or related
    fees at City Tech
  • Previous debts to City Tech
  • Tobacco, alcohol, or any entertainment expenses
  • Payment of fines or fees incurred from parking
    or traffic violations and/or other violations
  • Legal representation in a criminal proceeding
    or college disciplinary proceeding

How to Apply

All students at the College are eligible to apply, regardless of age, major, visa status or state residency.
» Petrie Emergency Fund Application


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