Student Emergency Assistance Program (SEAP)

Student Emergency Assistance Program 

When funding is available, emergency assistance through the Student Emergency Assistance Program may help students meet emergency financial needs that would prevent students from continuing their education. The Student Emergency Assistance Program is coordinated through the CPTC Foundation. Please contact if you have questions.

The CPTC Foundation’s Student Emergency Assistance Program (SEAP) is a first-come, first-served emergency assistance program. Once funds for each quarter have been exhausted, the application is closed until the following quarter. For students who do not qualify, we are currently referring students to community resources for rent/utility assistance.

Emergency funds have been donated to the Student Emergency Assistance Program by individuals and organizations interested in breaking down barriers to student success.


  • The Student Emergency Assistance Program will cover emergency non-academic needs (rent, utilities, medical/transportation emergencies, childcare, etc.) up to $250 per quarter with a maximum of $500 per calendar year (January – December). There is a lifetime cap of 4 years or $2,000 in assistance to any single student.
  • Checks will be made payable to the company owed, and will not be issued to students directly.
  • The Student Emergency Assistance Program may not be used for tuition, books or program supplies. Please apply for Financial Aid and scholarships to help with these expenses. Please see below for information on the Emergency Book Fund.
  • Emergency assistance recipients will be asked to write a thank you acknowledgement for the Foundation Board.
  • Emergency assistance is not required to be paid back.


  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits).
  • Applicants must be enrolled in financial aid eligible programs (not Adult Basic Education, general education classes below the 80-level, GED prep, Quick Start programs, Running Start, or high school completion).
  • Applicants must have completed at least six weeks of full-time classes at CPTC.
  • Applicants must provide a copy of a past-due bill (rent, utilities) or invoice for emergency expenses (medical, transportation, child care, etc.)
  • Please contact the Foundation office ( for questions about eligibility.
  • Please note, the following expenses are NOT covered by the Emergency Assistance program: tuition and fees, books, program supplies, mortgage payments, clothing, monthly subscription services including phone, internet, cable, car insurance, PO boxes, Netflix, etc., cosmetic vehicle repairs or any vehicle repairs that are not directly related to the safe operation of the vehicle to and from class.

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Emergency Book Fund

When funding is available, emergency assistance for books through the Emergency Book Fund may help students replace stolen books and/or program supplies on a case by case basis. Funding is first come first served and subject to verification of stolen academic supplies. Students must meet the same eligibility requirements as listed above for the Student Emergency Assistance Program. Please contact Advising and Counseling for questions about eligibility or an application for assistance (please use the same application as available above).