Emergency assistance requires a completed application. Applications are available at the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards. The application process also includes a short interview and typically a phone call to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Appointments are helpful but not required.
If the application is approved, the student is may be asked to submit documentation of the emergency circumstances leading to the application. Required document includes a copy of the invoice, bill, or in the case of rent payments, the lease. The vendor's name, contact information, and the student's account number (if applicable) are required along with the vendor's federal employer ID in the university's vendor/accounts payable system (this typically requires completion of a W-9 prior to release of payment if the ID number is not already in the vendor system.
The student also will sign a repayment agreement and will be requested to provide a letter of appreciation to be e-mailed to our office. This letter is made out to the donors supporting one or more of the funds from which the assistance is allocated and is helpful to document proper stewardship of the funds and to encourage future donations.
Students approved for assistance should note:
Payment can be made at the Bursar’s Office located in Lucina Hall, room B31. To ensure your payment(s) apply to the emergency loan and not Bursar charges, it is important that students inform the cashier they are paying on their Student Affairs Emergency Loan Account. This payment cannot be made online. Additionally, the Bursar's Office will not accept credit card payments over the phone.
See Student Emergency Aid Fund for more information about eligibility, funding limitations, and loan terms.
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