Emergency Funding

Many students experience financial challenges during college. If you need support, we’re here for you.

WSU is committed to helping you access the resources you need to thrive and complete your degree. Emergency funding is available to students who need assistance with expenses related to housing, transportation, and health care. Students may receive up to $1,000 per academic year.

See below to learn what types of expenses are covered and not covered by emergency funding. For more information about emergency funds and eligibility, visit the Student Financial Services website.

Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee funding. If you are experiencing a financial emergency, please contact Student Financial Services or the Office of the Dean of Students.

Covered Expenses

Expenses covered by the Student Emergency Fund can include but are not limited to:

  • Rent and utility payments you are unable to pay due to an emergency (for example, if you are unable to work due to illness or injury and can’t pay your rent)
  • Medical, dental, and mental health emergencies
  • Expenses related to major accidents or losses (for example, theft, flooding, or fire)
  • Care of dependents
  • Expenses related to the care or death of a family member

Expenses Not Covered

Expenses NOT covered by the Student Emergency Fund can include but are not limited to:

  • Personal debt such as credit cards
  • Tuition
  • Pet expenses
  • Personal/leisure travel, travel to conferences

Supporting Students

Help students persist and thrive at WSU – give to the Student Emergency Fund!

Students have called the Student Emergency Fund a lifeline for supporting them through crisis situations. Contributions go directly to students who need assistance paying for fundamental needs such as rent, food, utilities, and medications. Receiving financial support in these areas can mean the difference between staying enrolled and needing to leave school, and it allows students to focus on their studies and progress toward their degrees.

Give to the Student Emergency Fund