The Steve Hicks School of Social Work maintains the Student Emergency Assistance Fund to assist BSW, MSSW and PhD students in emergencies that result in a loss of income or in other situations that might hinder the ability to complete their academic program.
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, but their awarding may affect the student’s status with financial aid. Students requesting funds should speak with a representative from the University’s Office of Financial Aid about questions or concerns. To be eligible, students 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.