See more about CARE for students.

Urgent student need funding is available on a limited basis. If you are in need of assistance, please submit a CARE Referral Form to connect to our Conduct and Community Support team, who provide support for accessing PCC resources.

Additional information

If you have received Urgent Student Need funding in a previous term and have not yet received it or if you have questions on a previous emergency grant, please email student.accounts@pcc.edu with your name, G# and the best phone number to reach you at.

If you are interested in learning more about applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits, please visit SNAP and STEP. You can also check for additional help with basic needs.

About previous emergency funds

The HEERF grant

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides funds to students for expenses related to the cost of attendance or emergency costs due to the disruption of the pandemic. The CARES, CRRSA, and ARP Acts direct colleges to distribute these funds to those with the greatest financial need. If you have questions about this grant, contact COVIDgrant-group@pcc.edu.

This grant does not need to be repaid.

Emergency funds and taxes

Receiving an emergency grant can have tax implications, and you may want to consult a tax advisor. You may need to report grants on your tax return:

  • HEERF Emergency Grant: does not need to be reported on tax returns. The IRS has given guidance on this – see HEERF tax info on IRS.gov.
  • GEERF Emergency Grant: the IRS has not given guidance on this – consult a tax advisor.