* COVID-19 - Emergency Student Assistance Fund *
Through the generosity of the broader MCAD community, we have set up the MCAD Student Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund provides limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to hardship relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can complete this form to request emergency assistance funding provided by the college. Award amounts vary based on need and availability of overall funding dollars. Maximum request is $500. Any funding requests must be related to the financial impact of COVID-19.
If you are in need of assistance as a result of COVID-19, please submit this form:
Emergency Student Assistance Fund Form
Emergency Aid Resources
Are you facing an unexpected financial emergency that is getting in the way of focusing on your education? Are you not able to make ends meet as a result of a financial emergency such as:
- Lack of food resources?
- Difficulty paying utility bills or rent?
- A medical emergency?
- Another type of financial emergency?
We understand that these costs can cause significant stress and impact your academic success and personal well-being. Help may come in a variety of forms. Please see some of the resources below.
- Financial Aid (provide intranet link) may help you discover options including grants, scholarships, loans, and money management and short-term $100 Emergency Student Loans.
- Student Affairs, Students who have questions or problems of any kind are encouraged to visit the Student Affairs Office for assistance.
- Learning Center & Disability Services, supporting MCAD learners in their academic and professional endeavors;
- Business Office, The Business Office is responsible for Accounting, Budgeting, Payroll, Banking, Accounts Payable, Investments, Mail, Institutional Insurance, and Student Accounts.
- Local Food Shelf
- Groveland Food Shelf - Near campus and has Tuesday and Thursday Food for Youth nights from 4:00–7:00 p.m.
- Minneapolis Food Shelves
- SNAP, helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals.
- Minnesota Department of Human Services, food assistance and mental health services
SNAP recipients and enrolled MN Care members can already receive 10% groceries EVERY DAY and a reduced membership premium through their CAP program. Memberships are fully transferable and refundable. Members also get annual patronage refunds based on the amount of their annual purchases!
- Minneapolis Homeless Shelter Directory
- MNSure - COVID 19 - Special Enrollment Bulletin
- MetroTransit TAP Metrobus Discount
- Nice Ride Community Bikes - There is a docking station at MCAD
$5 Memberships for People who have SNAP and/or TAP
- Rental Help in Minnesota
- Minnesota Computers for Schools has a Lifelong Learners Program where students/adults/alums with economic need can receive a refreshed and cleared desktop or laptop computer
- Education and Training Voucher Program ETV
The Minnesota Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program provides funds to help foster youth pay for post-secondary education. The money does not need to be paid back.
- AssuranceWireless offers free phones and service for people who have Food Stamps/SNAP, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Pension benefit or Survivors Pension, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
- Aunt Bertha Social Care Network helps you find resources in Minnesota and throughout the United States