The Emergency Fund for International Students will assist international students in situations of short term crisis and emergency. The funds are limited and will not be available to pay for tuition and fees or continuous support. This emergency fund is a one-time emergency allowance and students should not rely on it every semester.
Qualified expenses include, but are not limited to:
- Medical, dental, or mental health emergency expenses that are not covered by insurance.
- Replacement costs of essential personal belongings in the event of fire, theft, or natural disaster that are not covered by insurance.
- Support for emergency dependent-related expenses, for example, child care.
- Urgently needed supplies like winter clothing or books if other means of funding have been exhausted.
- Have full-time student status at the time of application.
- Be in good academic standing.
- Demonstrate financial hardship due to an unanticipated emergency that may jeopardize the student’s academic success.
Students who are in urgent need can meet with the International Student Services coordinator to discuss their emergency situation.
Students that meet the eligibility requirements must fill out an application and provide supporting documentation demonstrating urgent financial need.
The International Student Services coordinator and the dean of students review the application and supporting documents and determine the appropriate funding amount.
Distributed funds usually do not exceed $500.