Students Helping Students Fund & Summer Experience Grants

The Student Assembly has delegated responsibility for the Students Helping Students Fund to the Financial Aid Review Committee (FARC). FARC is responsible for reviewing the guidelines of the fund and for making decisions regarding the approval of grants. On a day-to-day basis, the Financial Aid Office, under the direction of the director of Financial Aid or their designee(s), will manage the fund. 

Review the funding guidelines to determine if you are eligible to apply.

Emergency Grants

The grants provide assistance to students with necessary emergency expenses incurred that cannot be funded by other means. Allowable expenses include (but are not limited to): travel expenses relating to emergency situations (like the death or sudden change of the documentation status of a relative); extra basic living expenses needed due to fire, destruction, or natural disaster; replacement of stolen goods (not lost due to negligence); and emergency medical or dental expenses not covered by insurance. SHS funds are not designed to cover standard expenses included in the budgeted cost of attendance for the academic year, non-emergency expenses, expenses that are extravagant or non-utilitarian, and so forth.                 

If you are in need of emergency funding, please visit the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment in 203 Day Hall to meet with a counselor or contact

Summer Experience Grants

The grants provide students with the opportunity to obtain career-related experience in the summer that is unpaid or minimally paid. Allowable expenses include (but are not limited to): housing, transportation for work, food, and cost of clothing. Prohibited usage of the Summer Experience Grants includes (but is not limited to): substitution for income and transfer of funds to other students.

To learn more and apply for a Student Assembly Summer Experience Grant (SASEG), visit the application website.