Dean of Students

UC Student Emergency Fund

The UC Student Emergency Fund is currently unavailable.  Check back after the beginning of Fall 2024 semester.

The University of Cincinnati Student Emergency Fund (SEF) allows students the opportunity to apply for an emergency financial assistance grant who are experiencing an unanticipated and/or temporary hardship resulting from an emergency and/or crisis situation. Approved grants do not need to be repaid and students may not receive an SEF grant more than once per academic year. All SEF applications are typically limited to $500.00. Special circumstances may be approved for funds exceeding $500.00.

This fund provides limited emergency financial assistance to currently-enrolled students who are experiencing an unanticipated and/or temporary hardship resulting from an emergency and/or crisis situation. Funds shall be distributed as grants that do not need to be repaid.

To qualify to receive aid from the Fund, a student must meet all of the following criteria: Be enrolled as a full-time student; Have a demonstrated emergency financial need; Student(s) must be in good academic standing, as determined by the University; Applicants may only apply and receive funding once per academic year and may not receive an emergency grant more than twice.

Qualifying expenses from the Fund may include: Assistance with rent, alternate housing accommodations, utilities, food, and/or other essential household expenses; Travel Costs; Medication(s)/costs related to medical care; Assistance with replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, theft, and/or natural disaster; Books, computers and other essential academic expenses. 

**To assure your application is given strong consideration, it is imperative to submit your application with appropriate supporting documentation.


To apply, please contact