Emergency Fund

Guidelines for Emergency Fund Aid

Purpose:

EMCC Emergency Funds are to be awarded to students who face an emergency situation or unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardize their ability to successfully continue in school.

These funds are not to be used for routine expenses or as a supplement funding source. Rather, these funds are for students who experience an event or unforeseen circumstance that negatively impacts their academic success.

Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the criteria outlined above. Priority will be given to students who have not yet received any emergency funding and whose academic success is directly impacted.

Award Guidelines:

Award amounts are expected to range typically from $100 to $500 per semester.

To be considered eligible for emergency aid, a student must:

  • Be currently enrolled
  • Be in good standing
  • Demonstrate financial hardship due to an emergency situation or unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardize their ability to successfully continue in school.

Expenses that fall within the scope of emergency support include, but are not limited to:

  • Transportation (including travel in the case of a death or illness of an immediate family member)
  • Health care
  • Food insecurity
  • Dependent care
  • Housing

Costs that should not be considered:

  • Optional programs, entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel, and other non-essential expenses

Emergency Fund Application

  • $100-$500