Richard H. Tyler Student Emergency Fund
The Richard H. Tyler Student Emergency Fund is available to support students who are in danger from withdrawing from their classes due to an unexpected, temporary financial hardship. This hardship could be a result of illness, family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency or crisis situations. Funds are intended to cover temporary costs that may hinder a student from succeeding academically or from meeting their basic needs. You may apply for assistance once per academic year through the Dean of Students online application. Application and timeline questions may be directed to the Dean of Students Office.
Temporary loans are available to students who are waiting for their financial aid to release to their Bursar student account for a variety of reasons. Temporary loans are usually issued for limited amounts and are meant to be used to cover emergency expenses until financial aid can be released.
Temporary loans have a $25 fee when issued and a limited interest rate that accrues only if the student’s pending aid does not get released within 30-60 days (depending on the terms selected at the time the loan is issued).
Students who have experienced other extenuating circumstances may also submit a General Aid Appeal for further review of their financial aid offer.