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Emergency Resources

  • Short Term Financial Assistance
  • Student Emergency Fund

    Short Term Financial Assistance

    The Deans can provide emergency loans for students who need funds on a short term basis. The loans are ordinarily limited to $500 but there is some flexibility with regard to this limit. The application is available online and in the Deans' Office. The loan cannot be used to pay your student account. [top]

    Student Emergency Fund

    The Student Emergency Fund has been created from a generous gift. 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. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Award decisions are made by a two-person committee consisting of the Dean of Graduate Studies and either the Undergraduate Dean of Students or the Associate Dean. 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

    A student seeking a grant from the Emergency Fund to deal with an emergency hardship should write the Dean of Graduate Studies (graduate student) or the Undergraduate Dean/Associate Dean (undergraduate student) to explain the situation and justify the amount sought. Some detailing of the student’s financial situation will 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. [top]