When a currently enrolled student experiences an emergency and has exhausted all other means of financial support, Student Emergency Services has a limited amount of donated funds available for unexpected expenses. The maximum amount available is typically $400 and can be disbursed as either a grant or a zero-interest loan.
To determine which option a student qualifies for, complete the Emergency Funding Assistance Request Form and include any documentation that will substantiate the request. A member of the Student Emergency Services staff will arrange an appointment - either in person or by phone - to discuss the nature of the emergency, the financial need, and to provide any other information or referrals that can be helpful.
Examples of financial emergencies:
Housing (eviction, homelessness)
Transportation (urgent car repairs, gas, travel due to death in the family)
The purpose of the Student Emergency Services emergency funding assistance is to assist with unforeseen expenses, so tuition and fees do not qualify.
Emergency assistance for tuition payments are offered through the Student Business Services Office through emergency loans and short-term loans. For eligibility and repayment requirements, click on the link above.
The Emergency Loan program is available for eligible students who do not have sufficient funds to complete their down payment for the payment plan.
Short-term Loans are funds available to eligible students to assist with the cost of school related expenses. Loans can be made for up to $550 and are interest free but there is a $5 origination fee which will be added to your account balance.