Student Emergency Assistance Fund

  • The Student Emergency Assistance Fund was started in 2014 to provide emergency funding to students facing unexpected circumstances. Students often have little disposable incomes and face seemingly insurmountable challenges to completing their education when faced with an emergency, such as accidents, transportation issues, loss of employment, family illness, crime, or other unexpected occurrences. To assist these students who need assistance with one-time expenditures, the Student Emergency Assistance Fund was established by the MSUM Alumni Foundation. The fund is administered by the CARE Team.

    Funding

    Available funds have been donated by parents, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of the University, with the Parent Phonathon generating a majority of the available funds. If you would like to donate, please go to donate.mnstate.edu and designate your gift to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund or contact the Alumni Foundation.

    Apply for Funds

    If you are a current MSUM student facing an emergency situation, you can apply for an emergency grant using the application form. The maximum award amount is $500, and awards are based on available funding and at the sole discretion of the CARE Team. Applicants should have no outstanding balance on their University billing. Please fill out the application and email the form, along with any supporting documentation, to careteam@mnstate.edu. A member of the CARE Team will contact you to further discuss your application.