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Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund has been created from a generous gift and additional donations, which are tax deductible, are welcome. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to students who are faced with an emergency hardship that affects their ability to 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.

Graduate students seeking a grant from the Student Emergency Fund to deal with an emergency financial hardship should complete the request form (see link above).  Some detailing of the student’s financial situation may be necessary to establish the need. This may include evidence of the student’s financial resources as well as obligations and expenses. Awards are contingent on the availability of funds and students must be in good academic standing.  Please note, funds for legal fees or litigation expenses are not covered by the emergency fund, but students may apply for an emergency loan (see below).

Short-term Emergency Loan

Students may also apply for a short-term emergency loan.  Refer to Loans for additional information.