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Emergency Financial Assistance

Funding is available for eligible BTC students experiencing unforeseen financial expenses. If you are experiencing an emergency situation that could lead you to not continuing at the College, the following are opportunities for funding support.

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

BTC has received a $1,100,944 grant from the US Department of Education through the CARES Act. The grant funding will provide direct relief to help students address expenses and hardships that may have incurred during the crisis. Funding can be used for education-related expenses such as technology, food, housing, healthcare, childcare, or course materials. Read the College's CARES Act Report here.

The College has assembled a Blackhawk CARES Team to evaluate students’ needs and to distribute available money to eligible students. Apply for CARES Act funding in MyBTC. The link to the application is in the announcements on the homepage.

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Coins for Caring

An award made by the Coins for Caring (C4C) program temporarily can assist you if you are in immediate danger of not continuing your studies due to financial hardship. 

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State Emergency Grant

The State Emergency Grant provides temporary emergency assistance to eligible Pell recipients who may experience unforeseen financial emergencies so they may continue their academic pursuits. Through the application process, applicants will be required to meet with the Mental Health Counselor and submit supporting documentation of their financial emergency.

Suspended until July 2020.

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Colleges are required to reduce your financial need by the amount of any scholarships and funding made to you by providers outside the college. The aid the college is offering you may be affected as a result. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Blackhawk Technical College's 2018-19 State Emergency Grant program cost of $25,307 was supported 100% by State of Wisconsin grant funds received from the Wisconsin Technical College System.

 
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