College of LAS Emergency Fund

To help students navigate challenging times, the College of LAS has established the LAS Emergency Fund. This fund helps to provide relief for current students who experience unexpected financial need due to emergency situations.

Emergency situations include, but are not limited to:

  • Unexpected loss of housing
  • Loss of income due to COVID-19 (or other unforeseen emergency situations)
  • Food insecurity
  • Unanticipated technology requirements, including internet and computers
  • Unanticipated childcare expense
  • Unanticipated travel costs (required to leave campus, death in family)
  • Loss of basic needs due to fire or catastrophic weather event while on campus

Amount and duration

  • Varies, depending on need, but up to $2,000
  • One-time award for a specific need or up to two months of coverage for a specific situation
  • Students may expect to receive only one LAS Emergency Relief Award during their entire undergraduate degree program

Application process

  • Meet with a college-level advisor to discuss your individual circumstances and obtain the application form
  • Apply for the emergency relief fund
  • Student can expect to hear from LAS Academic Affairs within 3 business days of application for funds
  • Student must sign acceptance of award and acknowledge understanding of how it affects their financial aid package