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Undergraduate Emergency Aid Request

We understand that life is unpredictable and often brings unexpected expenses. These expenses can cause significant hardship and stress. Fortunately, the university has an Emergency Aid fund that might help. This form is for students to report emergency expenses to the financial aid office. If your family is encountering a change in financial circumstances, please review our Special Circumstances information for guidance on submitting that request.

Review our examples for each category which may help guide you in completing the form below.

Please complete the form below to request help. Following the form, please note other campus resources also available to you. 

Campus Resources

Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid

The office has counselors available to speak with you about aid options including grants, scholarships, loans, and the federal work-study program. Other services include:

  • Special circumstances review - in the event there has been a loss of income in your family; please see this description on our website: Loss of Income
  • Emergency loan request - For those students needing emergency help prior to the arrival of their financial aid in a given quarter: Short Term Loan
  • Federal loan options - Many students qualify for low-interest and deferred payment loans from the federal government. These loans have protections against hardship and also have long term repayment options. Please see a description on our site: Federal loans

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Sometimes, unexpected expenses bring anxiety or unanticipated stress. CAPS has counselors available to help in a crisis or also by appointment. Please see their website here: CAPS

Campus Food Pantry

Through the generosity of donors and the efforts of our office of Student Enrichment Services (SES), the university has made available a food pantry. Please see the information on the SES website: Food Pantry

Student Enrichment Services (SES)

SES offers support to first-generation, low-income, and/or DACA/Undocumented students to foster identity development, navigate campus resources, and build community. For more information, please see: SES