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Emergency Student Assistance

Care Services provides support to students needing to overcome financial obstacles in order to continue their education at UWF. Students experiencing financial hardship can seek assistance through the emergency grant, emergency loan or the student emergency support fund. Assistance is available as funding permits.

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Emergency Grants

The Office of Financial Aid, along with the Dean of Students Office, offers emergency grant funding to make sure students can still afford to attend classes while experiencing emergent circumstances. The funds are available to assist students with small unexpected expenses, such as car repairs, utility expenses, child care expenses, health care expenses and more.

The Emergency Grant Form can be found in MyUWF by searching for "Emergency Grant Form". Students must meet specific eligibility requirements and meet with Care Services to confirm the need for funding. This is a one-time grant and is limited to $300.

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Emergency Loans

Emergency Loans are designed to help students with a temporary emergent financial need. These funds are available through Care Services and are separate from the short term loans offered through the Office of Financial Aid. Currently enrolled students who are in good financial standing with the university may contact Care Services to apply for an emergency loan of up to $500. Students must meet specific eligibility requirements, meet with Case Management Services to confirm the need for funding and be able to repay the loan by the end of the current semester.

Student Emergency Support Fund

The Student Emergency Support Fund is available to assist students who are homeless, financially struggling to pay for housing, food and other basic needs, or have been unexpectedly displaced from their homes.

The Student Emergency Support Fund is managed by Care Services in collaboration with SGA, UWF Housing & Residence Life, the Office of Financial Aid and the UWF Foundation.

These emergency funds are available solely through donations. Donations to the fund directly help students meet basic living needs while progressing towards graduation.

For more information, please contact Care Services at 850.474.2384, in the Dean of Students Office.

Donate to the Student Emergency Support Fund