CFANS Student Emergency Fund

Deadline to submit request for emergency funds: May 13, 2020

We know that students sometimes encounter unforeseen catastrophic events which can create financial emergencies. In response, thanks to generous donations from alumni and friends of CFANS, the college has created a Student Emergency Fund to assist students by providing financial assistance funds in times of crisis. These funds do not need to be repaid and are intended to help students meet unforeseen financial emergencies that might otherwise prevent them from continuing their education.

We understand that every student’s situation is unique and each request will be considered carefully and confidentiality. In general, for those students who qualify for emergency funds, the funding will range from $50 to $1000 per request. The number of students who can be served by the Student Emergency Fund depends on the availability of funds and the urgency of the situation.

Examples of expenses generally covered by the Student Emergency Fund, including but not limited to:

  • Transportation assistance:  Funding for the purchase of a bus pass or other transportation services for a student whose vehicle was damaged beyond repair in an accident and not functioning and has hindered their ability to go to school or work
  • Technology-related assistance:  Lack of access to internet, Wi-Fi or computer/laptop that is hindering the ability to be successful at school or work
  • Text-book assistance:  Funding for the replacement of books or other essential academic equipment due to theft, fire, or other disaster
  • Lost income and/or food assistance:  Support in the case of a student or immediate family member who has recently lost their job
  • Travel-related costs related to death or illness of an immediate family member; e.g. parent, brother, sister

Expenses generally NOT covered by the Student Emergency Fund:

  • Tuition, fees, study abroad, insurance
  • Parking tickets or other fines
  • Entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel
  • Non-essential household or personal expenses

Fund Details

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  • Must be enrolled at the time of application for emergency funds
  • Applicant must have an immediate financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident or other unexpected event
  • Must meet eligibility criteria for financial aid and scholarships to receive emergency funds

Other Information

Other Information

If you are currently receiving financial aid, please be aware that receiving funding from the Emergency Fund may affect your financial aid package. Applications for emergency funds will be reviewed quickly and, if approved, every attempt will be made to disburse the funds in a timely manner.

Application Process

Application Process

Undergraduate students should contact their academic advisor or email  If you have any questions you can contact the CFANS Advising Center at: 612-301-2389 or

Graduate students should email to receive an Intake Form.