Sometimes students experience unexpected or emergency circumstances for which they need financial assistance. The Graduate School of Education (GSE) Student Emergency/Hardship Fund is designed to provide limited financial assistance to GSE students who, due to circumstances beyond their control, encounter an emergency situation or unforeseen expenses. The student emergency fund is designated to off-set short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid or scholarships.
Eligible expenses includes situations such as:
Ineligible expenses include items such as:
Award amount varies depending on the situation and the severity of the emergency. Typical awards are between $100-600 (additional funds may be available on a case-by-case basis). Awards are based on the availability of the funds and strength of the application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once application is complete.
Please complete the application online, which includes the following:
Response time may vary depending on which option you choose. GSE will respond to all completed applications within 2 to 5 business days.