One-Time Special Circumstance Funding

One-Time Special Circumstance Funding

We understand that unplanned hardships can arise. If you are in need of emergency funding, please review the following options to determine your best way forward.

Richard H. Tyler Student Emergency Fund

The Richard H. Tyler Student Emergency Fund was created to support students in danger of withdrawing from their classes due to an unexpected, temporary financial hardship. This hardship could result from 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 meeting their basic needs.

Funding is limited. When available, you may apply through the Dean of Students online application. Application and timeline questions may be directed to the Dean of Students Office.

Temporary Loans

A temporary loan is an advance of your pending financial aid, available to help cover emergency expenses until financial aid can be released. These funds can help pay indirect expenses (such as rent or utilities) that are not charged through your Bursar account.

Temporary loans have a $25 fee when issued and a limited interest rate that accrues only if the student’s pending aid is not released within 30-60 days (depending on the terms selected at the time the loan is issued). Contact a member of our AskAid team to request more information.

Financial Aid Appeals

There are many circumstances that may have an impact on the financial aid you were offered. Depending on your situation, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) may be able to make adjustments to the information you reported on your FAFSA or your Cost of Attendance. These adjustments could result in a change to your financial aid eligibility.

If you believe your financial aid offer does not reflect your current circumstances, please review the available appeals and contact a member of our AskAid team for more information.


Past Due Balance Assistance

Most students use a variety of sources to help cover the costs of their education. Your options to pay your pay-due balance will depend on your specific circumstances. To review potential options, visit our frequently asked questions page.