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Student Emergency Fund

Due to generous donations, undergraduate, graduate and adult learners at the university may apply for limited emergency financial grants from the ULV Student Emergency Fund when urgent and emergency situations put their continued education at risk. Awards through the ULV Student Emergency Fund are awarded when funding is available.

Students may apply here.

For additional information or questions, please contact Student Outreach and Support (


Giving to the Fund

The fund is limited by availability of funds, and therefore the number of students who may be able to utilize this resource is limited. Because the fund is sustained by generous contributions from staff, faculty, students, alumni, parents, and friends of the University, we rely on and appreciate donations to this fund. If you are interested, you can donate to the ULV Student Emergency Fund here.



Frequently Asked Questions


Student must be a currently enrolled ULV student (regardless of program, campus or citizenship) who can demonstrate an unexpected emergency expense that has a direct and foreseeable impact on the student’s ability to continue their education.


Unexpected emergency expenses surrounding situations such as

    • Accidents
    • Illness
    • Fire damage
    • Natural disaster
    • Traveling home for an emergency
    • Safety/security needs
    • Unexpected medical or mental health care
    • Emergency food insecurity
    • Emergency housing/housing insecurity (including utility bills)

Other financial needs arising from an unexpected emergency or extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on an individual basis.

  • School related expenses (tuition, textbooks, school supplies, school/program fees)
  • Personal debt
  • Health insurance costs
  • Car insurance costs, legal costs, expenses due to lack of financial planning, other anticipated expenses

These grants target students who have an unforeseen emergence expense. Students who need assistance with tuition payments are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Accounts and the Office of Financial Aid.


Grants are awarded between $50-$300.


A student can receive this grant twice during a fiscal year. At ULV, the fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

  • Students must submit documentation demonstrating the unexpected emergency expense. Such documentation may be a receipt, bill, estimate, etc. Without documentation, applications cannot be approved.

Once an application is submitted, the Decision Committee will review it. Once it has been reviewed, a student will receive an email notification regarding the outcome. If a student is approved, funds will be distributed through the Office of Student Accounts. If a student already has direct deposit through the Office of Student Accounts, the funds should post within 5-7 business days. If a student does not have direct deposit set up, the grant will automatically default to a check that will be mailed to the address listed in MyLaVerne (10-15 business days).