When a student is faced with the financial effects of an emergency and has exhausted all other means of assistance, a staff member can assist in identifying potential sources of emergency funds.
The student should make sure that the direct deposit information through Student Business Services is accurate. Funds are typically limited to $500 per student and are disbursed within three business days.
In most cases, emergency funding assistance is provided to a student one time during his or her academic career at Texas State.
Qualifications for emergency funding assistance
- Currently enrolled or was enrolled in the previous long (fall or spring) semester as an undergraduate or graduate of Texas State
- Have experienced a financial emergency as a result of an unplanned event
- Have exhausted all other financial resources
- Have completed an Emergency Funding Assistance Request Form
- Have provided documentation regarding the nature of the financial emergency
- Meet with a (Student Emergency Services) (Dean of Students Office) representative
Expenses Not Covered
- Study-abroad costs
- Parking tickets and other university-imposed fines
- Non-emergency expenses
- Non-essential utilities
- Anticipated expenses, such as credit card payments
- Those incurred due to money mismanagement
Emergency grants can provide emergency funding assistance to students that still have an financial aid "Unmet Need" after all federal, state, local and private scholarships and grants have been disbursed. Grants are subject to availability of funds.
Zero-interest emergency loans can provide assistance to students that have received all of the federal financial aid available to them. A loan may be secured despite any outstanding balances due the university but must be paid off before the beginning of the following semester.
Financial Assistance after a Natural Disaster
When a natural disaster strikes, Student Emergency Services staff can offer assistance and information about state and national recovery services.
For information about on-campus emergencies and alerts, click this link to be connected to the University Police Emergency Management site.