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Student emergency funds

The University of Minnesota has created emergency funds to assist and support University of Minnesota students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event, for example those related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a supplement to a student's education funding sources. Instead, these funds are for those students who experience an event or unforeseen circumstance that negatively and severely impacts their academic success.

An eligibility review will determine if granting the emergency fund request will have a negative impact on current and future aid if received. Priority will be given to students whose persistence at the University may be at risk because of unexpected expenses. Emergency funds can be used for groceries/food, housing/rent, medical, transportation, technology, or other expenses that may be experienced during a financial crisis. 

Note: Emergency grant funds are limited.

The typical range of awards is $50-$1,000 depending on types of expenses, circumstances, and/or documentation provided.

To request student emergency funds contact One Stop Student Services at umr1stop@r.umn.edu. Based on your circumstances, One Stop Counselors may recommend applying for other funding options available to you, such as Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds.

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