Emergency Aid Grants for Students

Due to an overwhelming response, we have unfortunately exhausted our Emergency Aid Grants for 2020. More funds will be available in 2021. We will notify students when additional funding has been received and the application is open.

Things happen. Especially when you're an adult student trying to balance work, family, community, and your education. If you are a currently enrolled student at Peirce and find yourself unable to continue your studies because of an unexpected financial hardship, we can help.

Emergency aid grants are available on a limited basis to students in need for things like utility bills, rent, food, medical/dental bills, childcare, and transportation. Guidelines are as follows:

  • Applicants must be a degree-seeking student at Peirce College
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or above, as of the date of the award
  • Be enrolled during the academic term in which the Emergency Aid grant is awarded
  • Complete an Emergency Aid application using the Scholarship America portal and include documentation of their expenses following these guidelines:
    • Eligible expenses include but are not limited to utilities, housing/rent, food, medical/dental, transportation and childcare.
    • Not eligible are expected school expenses such as parking, fines, tuition, books, supplies and required tools/equipment.
    • Examples of documentation: For a car repair, a student should provide a mechanic’s estimate. For backup childcare, a student should provide a bill from the backup childcare provider. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tracey Thomas, Assistant Dean, Student Support Services, directly at tathomas@peirce.edu or 215.670.9423.


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