Unforeseen emergencies can happen to anyone, but when it happens to a student who is already financially stressed the consequences can be detrimental to their educational journey. The car died? Making that last tuition payment isn’t going to be possible. A family member has been admitted to the hospital? That book that’s needed for class is out of reach right now because of medical bills. A spouse lost her job? Affording the graduation fees and expenses now seem completely out of reach even though the finish line is in sight.
The College’s student emergency fund is there to help our most vulnerable students get over the hump of a family emergency. Any student can apply for up to $200 in emergency aid to cover tuition, books, fees or other required educational expenses once per academic year. The application and approval process typically takes 48 hours or less and is handled by the College’s office of student success and retention.
Each year the Foundation allocates $20,000 in student emergency aid. The letters of gratitude received in the foundation office and stories told of lives changed because of a $200 aid grant will warm your heart and make you grateful to be in a position to help.