Student Emergency Fund

NYU Student Emergency Fund

The NYU Student Emergency Fund assists NYU students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for immediate short-term housing. *Currently enrolled students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources (e.g. additional student financial aid, payment planscourtesy meals, assistance from family/friends, and other personal resources). This funding is not intended to reimburse for expenses that have already been paid, to support pre-existing conditions, or to replace or supplement existing financial aid. If Student Emergency Funds are granted, they do not have to be repaid, but they do have to be included in a student’s financial aid package.

Other Resources Available Through NYU:

Possible Expenses Covered by the Emergency Fund

  • Medications and other costs related to emergency medical care.
  • Books, remote learning technology needs, and other essential academic expenses.
  • Safety needs (e.g. changing a lock).
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, theft, or natural disaster.
  • Travel costs related to a death or illness of a family member.

Expenses Not Covered

  • Tuition, fees, health insurance, and study abroad costs, and child care.
  • Non-essential utilities (e.g. cable TV), household, or furniture costs not related to damage or theft.
  • Regularly anticipated fixed expenses (e.g. rent).
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses.
  • Other anticipated expenses (see also our information about NYU Courtesy Meals).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants need to have an immediate financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unexpected critical incident.
  • The expense must be unexpected, unforeseen, and the urgent nature unavoidable.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at least half time and in a degree granting program.
  • All other resources, including student loans, will be considered as available funding, unless such loans are insufficient, or unavailable.
  • Applicants must complete all questions in full and submit supporting documentation.
  • Applicants must not have received NYU Student Emergency Funds. (Students experiencing a second and unrelated emergency situation should reach out to the Office of Financial Aid.)
  • Applicants must be on an NYU New York campus. Students who are NYU Abu Dhabi or NYU Shanghai students with emergencies should email:
  • Depending upon circumstances, if basic eligibility criteria are not met, a short term emergency loan may be offered.

Application Process

Students who are in need of emergency financial assistance may submit an application via the link below. The Emergency Fund Committee will review the applications within two (2) business days and determine the appropriate funding amount. Funds distributed do not generally exceed $500. The committee will review applications requesting an amount in excess of $500 for unique and unusual circumstances of emergency financial need. Applicants may be required to meet with an NYU staff member to discuss their application and/or provide supporting documentation. If you are currently receiving financial aid, please be aware that receiving funding from the Emergency Fund may affect your current aid eligibility (only if your total financial aid, including the emergency fund if approved, exceeds your cost of attendance) and funds received may be taxed as income. For information on the application please contact the NYU Office of Financial Aid at 212-998-4444 or email [email protected]

The Student Emergency Fund was created to assist Wittenberg University students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or events which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at Wittenberg. These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding sources. Requests must be urgent in nature and an event or unforeseeable circumstance must have occurred in order to be eligible for student emergency funds.

Our goal is to help students during a time of need to stay in school and make progress toward a degree. Priority will be given to students whose tenure at Wittenberg may be at risk because of unexpected expenses.

This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid.

Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources.

The number of students who can be served by the Student Emergency Fund is subject to the availability of funds. The fund must be sustained by continual contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, students, staff and friends of the University. The Student Emergency Fund is a University wide initiative and coordinated as a joint venture between the Division of Student Development and University Advancement.

Types of Expenses Covered Including but not limited to:

  • Medications and other costs related to medical care
  • Books and other essential academic expenses
  • Safety needs (i.e. changing a lock)
  • Assistance with replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, theft, or natural disaster
  • Travel costs related to a death or illness in the immediate family
  • Assistance with rent, utilities, food and other essential household expenses

Expenses NOT Covered:

Including but not limited to:

  • Tuition, fees, health insurance, and study abroad costs
  • Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable), household, or furniture costs not related to damage or theft
  • Parking tickets and other fines
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses
  • Expenses that could be anticipated and other non-emergency related expenses
  • Expenditures resulting from poor financial management

Eligibility

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled and be in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or show evidence of recent satisfactory progress at Wittenberg University during the term when the emergency funds are being requested.
  • Applicants must have a financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unplanned event that potentially inhibits or threatens their ability to successfully complete the current semester.
  • Be able to demonstrate his/her current financial need with supporting documentation.
  • All other resources, including Student Financial Aid, must have been considered and are either insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner.
  • Generally a maximum of two (2) awards will be made to any one student during all combined enrollments at Wittenberg University.

Award Procedures

  • Students who are in need of emergency financial assistance may submit an application and supporting documentation to the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Funds distributed will generally not exceed $300 per request. Those individuals reviewing applications will review applications requesting in excess of $300 for unique and unusual circumstances of emergency financial need.
  • Applicants may be required to meet with a staff member to discuss their application.
  • Students must provide receipts and/or documentation for payment or reimbursement not later than 10 days after funds have been dispersed.

The Mississippi University for Women’s Student Emergency Fund assists MUW students by providing financial support when assistance is needed to cover unexpected emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, fire damage, etc. This fund is designed to assist those who cannot reasonably resolve their financial difficulty through scholarships, loans, or other financial aid awards. Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid.

All applications to the Student Emergency Fund will be evaluated by select faculty and staff members in a confidential manner.

STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND APPLICATION

Applicants may be required to meet with with the a representative from the Student Emergency Fund to discuss their application.

If you have questions regarding the Student Emergency Fund, contact the Financial Aid Office at 662-329-7114.

 

Fund Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must demonstrate an immediate financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unexpected critical incident
  • The expense must be unexpected, unforeseen, and the urgent nature unavoidable
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking students
  • Applicants must complete all questions all questions in full on the application and submit supporting documentation
  • All other resources, including loans through the Financial Aid office, have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner
  • Preference will be given to first-time applicants

Supporting Documentation (to include but not limited to)

  • Medical bills
  • Estimates for repairs
  • Documentary evidence (photographs or videos)
  • Letters of support (usually witnesses of the need)
  • Financial information

Types of Expenses Cover by the fund

  • Emergency housing expenses
  • Emergency medical expenses, prescription eyeglasses, or essential dental work
  • Medication/prescription expenses
  • Replacement of belongings lost in a fire or natural disaster
  • Safety-related needs (e.g. changing locks, short term emergency shelter)
  • Food and transportation
  • Travel expenses due to serious illness or death in the immediate family
  • Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
  • Loss of childcare

Expenses NOT covered by the fund (this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Tuition, books, fees, testing fees, health insurance, and study abroad costs
  • Non-essential utilities (e.g. cable), household, or furniture costs not related to damage or theft
  • Regularly anticipated fixed expenses (e.g. cell phone, credit card, or cable)
  • Parking tickets, library fines, or other expenses mistakenly incurred
  • Funds for the replacement of lost or stolen items
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expense

 

Drexel University Student Emergency Fund 

The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) was established as a partnership between Student Life, Institutional Advancement, and Drexel Central to support students who are in need of immediate financial assistance due to unexpected emergency expenses. The SEF is designed to provide one-time funding for expenses incurred due to temporary hardships such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, natural disasters, or loss of Co-op. Our goal is to help students during an emergent time of need to continue their education at Drexel and make progress towards a degree.

These funds are not designed to be used for routine expenses or as a supplement to a student’s educational funding sources. Students who are experiencing long-term financial hardships due to a change in circumstances should review information regarding a Financial Aid Appeal. Requests must be urgent in nature and are usually outside of normal educational expenses, such as tuition, fees, room, and board, as these funds are not meant to cover costs typically addressed by financial aid. An event or unforeseeable circumstance must be the cause of the hardship in order to be eligible for student emergency funds.

Funding is usually limited to under $1,000 and most grants are under $500, which are made payable via refund from the Office of the Bursar. Students must also be enrolled in Direct Deposit. Amounts given will be factored into a student’s financial aid package for the academic year. Money received from the SEF does not have to be repaid by the student.

Please note that Drexel Central may not be able to fulfill and/or approve all requests, as funds are limited.

ELIGIBILITY

In order to be considered for emergency funding, the following criteria must be met:

  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled student at Drexel University.
  • Applicant must have an immediate financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unexpected critical incidents.
  • All other resources (i.e. emergency loans, scholarships, student aid) must have first been exhausted, or determined to be insufficient or unavailable.
  • Applicant must have submitted a Student Emergency Fund application and provided appropriate supporting documentation (bills, invoices, statements…).
  • Applicant cannot have previously received funding from the Student Emergency Fund.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in Direct Deposit for refunds in order for funds to be expedited.

Priority will be given to students whose tenure at Drexel may be at risk because of unexpected expenses.

Expenses Covered by SEF

APPLICATION

Any students who would like to apply for emergency funding can submit their request through the link below. Students should provide as many details regarding their circumstances and upload supporting documentation via the application (please do not submit any medical documentation or medical bills).

Morton College Student Emergency Fund

Morton College has developed a program to help students in emergency situations!

The Morton College Student Emergency Fund was created to provide eligible students facing short-term, non-reoccurring financial emergencies with help.

Students may request funds for an emergency situation, or for unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardize their ability to successfully continue in school.

Student Emergency Funds will be provided in the form of grants, and typically will range from $100 to $500 depending on need.

Expenses that will be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Morton College Tuition & Fees
  • Replacement costs of essential personal belongings in the event of fire, theft or natural disaster that are not covered by insurance such as laptops or books
  • Individually recommended or required services that are considered critical to a student’s success, for example, diagnostic testing for Accessibility Resources
  • Winter coat or interview suit
  • Money to purchase groceries
  • Money for transportation

To be considered eligible, the student must:

  • Be currently enrolled
  • Be in good standing
  • Have no code of conduct record
  • Demonstrate financial hardship that jeopardizes the student’s ability to successfully continue in school due to
    • an emergency situation, or
    • unanticipated and compelling circumstances

To request funding, please complete the application form (PDF)* and e-mail to [email protected] or drop off in Academic Advising, Building B, 1st floor.

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