Lifesaver Fund at South Central College
The SCC Lifesaver Fund is an emergency grant program available to students to pay for unforeseen expenses that could lead to dropping out of college. South Central College's Campus Foundations will cover up to $1,000 (maximum per person, per academic year) of critical expenses such as vehicle repairs, utility shut-off, medical bills and other emergencies. Payment to third party vendors is made within 48 hours of the grant decision.
Complete application at: www.southcentral.edu/Financial-Aid/scc-lifesaver-fund.html
Financial Aid at South Central College
Financial aid is money to help students pay for their educational expenses at a post-secondary school. Some types of financial aid do not need to be repaid and some types do.
Follow the link to find out more information:
Blue Earth County Human Services / Social Services
The Human Services Department’s mission is to effectively and efficiently deliver essential services to families and individuals so they can achieve their potential through active community participation. Federal and state programs include Section 8 Housing Assistance, SNAP (Food Assistance), MFIP, WIC, and Emergency Assistance.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Blue Earth County Human Services Resource Guide (PDF): http://www.blueearthcountymn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24/BEC-Resources-for-Families-with-Addresses?bidId=
410 S. 5th Street, Mankato, MN 56001
Energy Assistance Program / Minnesota Valley Action Council
(Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, & Watonwan counties)
Provides direct payments to heat and electricity vendors to assist income eligible households with the cost of heating and cooling their homes.
706 N Victory Dr., Mankato
Energy Assistance Program / Three Rivers Community Action
(Goodhue, Olmstead, Rice, Wabasha counties, and the Prairie Island reservation.)
201 S Lyndale Ave., Faribault
MN Office of Higher Education: Paying for College
Paying for college can be difficult, but there are people and resources to help you at http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=888
Nicollet County Human Services/Social Services
The mission of Nicollet County Human Services is to provide Nicollet County residents essential government services efficiently and ethically, directed towards an acceptable quality of life.
Health & Human Services Building
2070 Howard Dr. W, North Mankato
Home & Community Based Resources list (compiled by Nicollet County Human Services): http://www.co.nicollet.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/2450/Resource-List-for-Website?bidId=
Rice County Public Health/Social Services
The Social Service Department provides community supported social services and financial assistance for eligible people to promote their dignity and independence.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Government Services Building
320 Third Street NW, Faribault, MN 55021
Salvation Army Heat Share Program
Applicant must first apply for the Energy Assistance Program. See your campus social worker for more information.