Fall 2021 Emergency Aid Grants for Students


The Fall 2021 Emergency Aid Grant fund application will open on Monday, October 25th. Grant decisions will be made within 48 hours of application submission. We anticipate exhausting our funds quickly, so please make sure to have all of your documentation prepared by Monday and apply by the end of the day.  Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted. 


Emergency aid grants are now available on a limited basis for currently enrolled students. These grants can be used to cover things like overdue utility bills and rent, food, unexpected medical/dental bills, backup childcare, and transportation. Guidelines are available here.


If you think you may qualify, please create an online account on the Peirce DreamKeepers portal and submit an application. Students who have already received an emergency aid grant are allowed to apply again, but priority will be given to students who have not received an award in the past. Documentation of your request for assistance, including copies of bills or estimates, is required. If approved for funding, payment will be made to the third party as quickly as possible.


All requests will be evaluated and decisions will be communicated directly with students. If you do not receive an Emergency Aid grant, you may qualify for an additional upcoming financial assistance opportunity through the American Rescue Plan (CARES). More details about this program will be provided soon.


If you have questions or would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact Tracey Thomas at tathomas@peirce.edu.