The Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund exists to support the financial wellness and personal wellbeing of our students. The fund aims to provide financial support when a verified emergency has impacted a student's health, safety, or wellbeing.
Types of verified emergencies that can be used to apply for the Student Emergency Fund:
- Loss of job opportunities,
- Change in family incomes,
- Natural disasters,
- Unexpected medical needs,
- And/or victimization due to a crime.
- Must be currently enrolled to apply and at the time of award distribution. Student Emergency Fund awards cannot be distributed after the last day of the semester or session.
- Must provide documentation of recent, short-term emergency need
- Students may be preliminarily approved for award funding after consultation with Student Emergency Services staff. Any final determination must be approved through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Application should include the following:
- Current bank statement
- Copy of "What I Owe" page
- Documentation of the recent emergency situation:
- Reduced hours at work documented on a pay stub
- Notice of loss of employment, student or family member
- Permanent address located in natural disaster area
- Police report regarding a safety concern and/or victim of a crime
- Copy of medical bill
- Statement of how the emergency situation has caused a financial hardship that has impacted their current academic semester
Student Emergency Services may also be able to provide support through UT Outpost services, Austin Energy Plus 1 Program grants, and facilitating requests to community resources. For technology support, please contact Texas One Stop to discuss financial options.
- Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid – Apply for emergency loans
- Texas Global – Apply for emergency tuition and cash loans
- 2-1-1 Texas - A comprehensive list of financial and support services
The Student Emergency Fund is made possible through support from the Office of the President and the Vice President for Student Affairs, as well as the generous donations of Texas Parents, alumni, and the Austin Energy Plus 1 Program. Students, faculty, and staff also donate by participating in Party on the Plaza, 40 Hours for the Forty Acres, and the Hearts of Texas Campaign. Student groups donate to the fund, including Orange Jackets.