Student Emergency Assistance Opportunities

Coins for Caring

An award made by the Coins for Caring (C4C) program will temporarily assist a student who is in immediate danger of not continuing his/her studies due to financial hardship.  The award maximum is $100 per semester per student, contingent on financial aid status.


A student presents financial dilemma to a Faculty/Staff member.

Step 2:
Faculty/Staff member determines if student’s financial need is dire and immediate.

Step 3:
Faculty/Staff member completes C4C Request Form (available on the Intranet) and submits it to the BTC Foundation.

Step 4:
The C4C Request Form is reviewed.

Step 5:
If approved, the nominating Faculty/Staff member is notified and every effort will be made to issue the check, gift card or bus passes within 72 hours.  The award will be made available for pickup at the Welcome Center or provided to the Faculty/Staff member to give to the student.

Step 6:
Student is notified once award is available.

Dash Grant

The Dash Program provides financial grants to students for emergency expenses outside of educational cost, such as tuition, fees and books.  Students can receive only ONE AWARD per lifetime, with the maximum award value of $500.  More.