The Student Emergency Fund was created from a generous gift and additional tax deductible donations to keep the program funded are welcomed. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to students who are faced with an emergency that impacts their ability to effectively continue their studies. Examples of qualifying needs include, but are not limited to:
- medical or dental bills not covered by insurance
- travel to a funeral or to attend to an important family matter
- loss from theft or fire
- loss of income or housing
- recovery from illness or accident
To apply to the Student Emergency Fund students should complete the online request form. Some detailing of the financial situation is necessary to establish eligibility and additional information may be requested. Expenses for incidents that occurred earlier than 12 months from time of request will not be considered. Awards are contingent on the availability of funds and students must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing.
Requests for emergency funds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you require immediate assistance please contact the Graduate Studies Office to set up an appointment to speak with a Dean. Please note, funds for legal fees or litigation expenses are not covered by the emergency fund, but students may apply for an emergency loan.