Student computer lab V217 now open/ Petrie emergency funds for students in need

1.  Student Computer Lab: As finals and other deadlines approach, the V217 (Voorhees building) computer lab has been safely reopened for your students, on a limited basis, Monday–Thursday, from 1–6 pm. The computers are loaded with a wealth of software, and plotters, printers and scanners can also be used. Please encourage students in need of these resources to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Before being allowed onto campus students will need use the Everbridge App to get approval. Students should also reserve a computer ahead of time so Public Safety knows they are coming to campus for an authorized reason. The link to the booking system is: . The following link contains the list of software and equipment in V217: available for use.

2. Student Emergency Funds: There are significant funds in the Petrie Emergency Grant Program available for students coping with an unexpected financial hardship. Decisions are made on a case-by case basis until funds are exhausted. In most cases, the maximum award will be no more than $1,000. However, some exceptions may be made in the most extreme situations.       

If you’re aware of any students in need of additional financial support, you can help them by letting them know they can apply using the general emergency relief fund application:

Below is a partial list of eligible expenses and ineligible expenses:

Emergency Situations and Eligible Expenses

Threats of eviction

·         Homelessness

·         Home and living quarters from fire and extensive water damage

·         Assistance in paying for food, transportation and basic necessities due to unemployment

·         Overdue utility bills and shut-off notices

·         Medical and dental bills

·         Travel home for illness or death in immediate family, ie: Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Child.

Ineligible Expenses

·         Cell phone bills

·         Credit card bills

·         Car payments or gasoline bills

·         Payment for rent or utilities not overdue

·         Full or partial tuition costs and/or related fees at City Tech

·         Previous debts to City Tech

·         Tobacco, alcohol or any entertainment expenses

·         Payment of fines or fees incurred from taxes, parking or traffic violations

·         Legal representation in a criminal processing