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Financial Crisis

Financial Crisis

 

If you are a current UD student experiencing an unforeseen crisis and are in need of financial support, you may be eligible for the Student Crisis Fund. The goal of the fund is to provide assistance so that those students in crisis may remain on their path to academic success. This assistance is primarily possible through donations made by members of the UD community to the Student Crisis Fund.

The purpose of the fund is to provide a nominal amount of money to eligible students who face a serious financial hardship due to unanticipated expenses. Each situation will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. The Student Crisis Fund is underwritten by the Division of Student Life.

Some departments and colleges have departmental funds for students experiencing financial crisis. Please contact your department director or senior assistant dean for more information.

Not sure where to start?

Email Case Management & Student Advocacy at deanofstudents@udel.edu.

Financial Support Application Procedure and Eligibility

  1. Complete the application. Please be sure to fill out all information and attach any relevant documentation if available.
  2. A staff member from Case Management & Student Advocacy will connect with you about your application and discuss next steps.
  3. If approved, you will work with that same staff member on next steps and connection to other resources at UD.
  4. If not approved, that staff member will connect with you about the reason and share other resources at UD and in the area.
  5. After the process has completed, a staff member will reach out. You may be asked to write a brief reflection paragraph on how this grant has assisted you and can be kept anonymous if you choose. Your reflection may be shared with donors to the Student Crisis Fund.
  6. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact deanofstudents@udel.edu or call 302-831-8939.
  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking student at the University of Delaware.
  • Applicant must be able to show temporary financial hardship resulting from an emergency situation.
  • Applicant must have considered other possible sources of funding.
  • Applicant must understand that Case Management & Student Advocacy reserves the right to check level of financial need with the Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Applicant may not receive more than one grant per year.
  • Applicant should provide documentation of the situation if available.
  • Travel costs related to a sudden death or illness in the immediate family.
  • Out-of-pocket costs related to medical care.
  • Replacement of personal belongings due to fire, natural disaster or theft.
  • Food or home insecurity.
  • Funds needed as a result of poor financial management or funds needed for a situation that does not constitute an emergency.
  • Tuition, study abroad costs, application/test fees or dues for campus organizations.
  • Non-essential utilities (e.g., cable), general household costs, lab fees and health insurance.

Donate to the Student Crisis Fund

UD’s Student Crisis Fund supports eligible students who face a serious financial hardship due to unanticipated crisis such as food or home insecurity, travel costs related to a sudden death or illness in the immediate family, out-of-pocket medical costs or replacement of personal belongings due to fire, natural disaster or theft.