Student Emergency Hope Fund
Average award amounts range from $25 to $200 per student and are typically only awarded once. Decisions regarding the disbursement of funds are made on a case-by-case basis. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. Some funds may be considered income and subject to federal taxes.
The Student Emergency Hope Fund is made possible through support from the offices of Student Life and Institutional Advancement, and the generous donations of students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Types of Expenses Considered
- Perishable food items
- Vehicle gas or repairs
- Child care
- Books and other essential academic expenses
- Safety needs (i.e., changing a lock, emergency shelter, etc.)
Students seeking financial assistance from the Student Emergency Hope Fund must be currently enrolled and able to provide documentation of their financial hardship. Students seeking assistance during summer sessions or are a first-time first-semester enrolled students who are not enrolled, but are registered for fall courses may qualify for assistance.
Applying for Emergency Assistance
Funds may be distributed via check to the student, check to the vendor or release of cash/gift card. The Director of Student Life and the Development/Major Gift Officer will evaluate each request individually to determine the most practical and responsible method of distributing funds.