Student Emergency Fund

  • What is the Student Emergency Fund? Expand dropdown
    The Student Emergency Fund is a resource for students facing unforeseen financial crises that put them in harm's way or could prevent them from continuing their education. Students can apply for up to $750 of one-time assistance for eligible expenses like food, rent, medical bills, and car repairs. 
  • Is this Student Government money? Expand dropdown
    The SEF was created and is managed by the Provost's office. Student Government has played a role in promoting and developing the fund, but Student Government does not review applications to the fund or make funding decisions. Our job is to connect students to this resource and help them understand how to apply. The money in the fund is a combination of EMU general fund money, donations, and Student Government funds. 
  • Who reviews the applications and makes the final decision? Expand dropdown
    Applications to the fund are reviewed by a representative committee of University officials. Notification of whether applicants received full, partial, or no funding will be sent out by the Student Emergency Fund Committee.
  • How do I give my application the best chance of being granted? Expand dropdown

    If you are considering applying, first review the Student Emergency Fund Application eligibility requirements here.

    Then, fill out the application form to the best of your ability. Being thorough and including as many details as possible will help your application. Providing supporting documentation such as insurance statements, eviction notices, receipts, or anything else that demonstrates financial need and verifies your circumstances can expedite the funding process.​

  • If my application is denied, may I reapply? Expand dropdown
    Yes. If you are reapplying for the same or a similar situation, make sure that you include additional documentation and/or verify that you are applying for help with an eligible expense to give your application the best chance of being granted.
  • How long does the process take? Expand dropdown
    Between 2 and 4 weeks. Applicants are updated on the status of their application as often as possible. Include dated receipts with your application if you need to pay for an eligible expense before money can be disbursed to your account. 
  • Where do I submit my application? Expand dropdown
    Please click here to review eligibility requirements and submit your application.
  • Where can I direct any questions not answered here? Expand dropdown
    All questions related to the application process and pending applications may be directed to the Student Emergency Fund Committee via email [email protected]