Students at The University of Texas at Austin generally support themselves in one of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS); fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies if graduate students; and outside funding or employment.
Emergency Assistance Fund
The Steve Hicks School of Social Work maintains the Student Emergency Assistance Fund to assist students in emergencies that result in a loss of income or in other situations that might hinder the ability to complete their academic program.
Apply for the Steve Hicks School Emergency Student Fund (EID required).
The amount given in emergency cases is to a maximum of $300, at the discretion of the Dean’s Office. Funds do not need to be repaid. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in at least one course in the current semester and have considered university resources, including an application to the Student Emergency Services through the Office of the Dean of Students.
Professional Development Assistance Fund
The Steve Hicks School of Social Work maintains the Professional Development Assistance Fund as a resource for students who are presenting at professional conferences. Funds do not need to be repaid.
The fund may provide a scholarship to defray expenses when a student has been accepted to make a significant presentation at a professional conference. The scholarship amount can help with registration, travel, and/or lodging expenses up to a maximum of $300 per student, for up to a 2-night stay. To be considered, applicants must be enrolled in at least one course in the current semester.