Education Student Emergency Fund

The College of Education's Student Emergency Fund is intended to support students who face unexpected hardships that have an immediate impact on their personal and/or academic wellbeing such as job loss or unstable housing. The fund is designated to offset short-term financial need. Emergency funds are automatically applied to the tuition account balance and typically do not exceed $2,000.

The Emergency Fund is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid, nor can it be used for conference travel or relocation expenses. Students are encouraged to seek out all other possibilities, including submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and applying for scholarships annually to maximize opportunities for support. Additional information is available on our Financial aid and scholarships page.

All enrolled students with a major in the College of Education are eligible to apply for emergency funds. Students must be in good academic standing and provide a written statement detailing hardship and request for support. Funding requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with decisions usually made within 10 business days.

Eligibility requirements

  • Currently enrolled students with a major in the College of Education
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Provide written statement detailing hardship and request for support
  • Plans to pay for tuition beyond this semester (or academic year)
  • Have not received Emergency Funding in the past

Application process

  1. Complete the Student Emergency Fund application to the best of your ability, upload any supporting documentation (if applicable), and submit the form.
  2. The committee within the College of Education will review the application and supporting documentation.
  3. Criteria for approval will be based on eligibility, documentation of need, and availability of funds.
  4. After the review process is complete, the student will be contacted within ten (10) business days of the submission.

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