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, and utilities. Prior to the start of each semester, students can also request textbook vouchers to purchase their required course materials.
Students experiencing a financial emergency should complete the Student Emergency Relief Form requesting funding support.
**UPDATE AUGUST 25, 2021**
At this time, all available textbook vouchers for the Fall 2021 semester have been awarded. SERF funding remains available for other emergency uses outlined above; however, these funds cannot be used towards the purchase of textbooks and other course-related materials. Thank you for your interest and please stay tuned later in the Fall 2021 semester for information on the process for applying for course-related material assistance for the upcoming Spring 2022 semester.