The Student Emergency Relief Fund was established to provide financial assistance to students who have emergency financial needs. Due to the high volume of applications our review committee receives, we are not able to grant all requests. Please keep in mind that this fund is specifically focused on assisting students facing unanticipated and unforeseen expenses that the applicant could not have planned for previously. To ensure that your application is reviewed, students must provide an itemized list of expenses in their application; please be as specific as possible to help our committee best understand your circumstances. Please note that applications submitted without an itemized expense list will not be eligible for a SERF reward.
Typical uses of this financial assistance to students includes support for: emergency travel, medical expenses, housing, food, utilities, and other academic material needs. Students can also request text book vouchers to purchase their required course materials. This is typically a one-time award of up to $500.
Students experiencing a financial emergency should complete the Student Emergency Relief Form requesting funding support.
**UPDATE MAY 2021**
On May 4, 2021, Ithaca College hosted its second-ever IC Giving Day. Due to the contributions of many generous donors the Student Emergency Relief Fund once-again has funding available to support the emergency needs of our students. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful cause!