Emergency Fund

The School of Public Health and Information Sciences has established an emergency fund for currently enrolled students.  This fund is designed to help alleviate immediate, unexpected expenses due to circumstances beyond student's control.  This is a newly created fund and we are in the process of seeking donations. 

Consider initially applying to existing emergency funds:

Dean of Students Office

https://louisville.edu/dos/help/studentemergencyfund

Graduate School

https://louisville.edu/graduate/current-students/Graduate-School-Student-Emergency-Grant-Fund/form

Any funding provided will generally be capped at $500.  Funds are available on a first come, first serve basis and not guaranteed.

Guidelines and Eligibility:

  • Student must be currently enrolled and in good standing with the University.
  • There is a one-time award per applicant.
  • Awards are not loans and are not required to be repaid. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate financial need with supporting documentation.
  • Applicant may be required to meet with Assistant Dean of Student Affairs to discuss their application.
  • Awards will be credited to the student’s university financial account.  Please note, any unpaid balance on the student’s university account will be deducted from funds received.
  • Student agrees to work with our Development Officer to thank the donor.

Types of Expenses Covered (non-discretionary)

  • Housing and living expenses (e.g. food, rent, gas) due to a natural disaster or national health emergency.
  • Unforeseen health emergencies/medical/dental bills due to an emergency.
  • Out-of-state travel related to death of immediate family member.
  • Safety needs (i.e. changing a lock).
  • Replacement of personal belongings/furniture due to fire, natural disaster or theft.

Types of Expenses Not Covered: 

  • Parking tickets/fines
  • Legal costs
  • Cable
  • Research-related expenses
  • Cell phone bills
  • Credit card debt
  • Student loan debt

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