The application for the Student Emergency Fund is now closed. Funding related to the Student Emergency Fund has been exhausted as of February 2021.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has created financial hardships for millions of people, including students at the University of La Verne. Due to generous donations, undergraduate, graduate and adult learners at the university may apply for limited emergency financial grants from the Student Emergency Fund. Priority in awarding grants from this fund will be given to students whose progress at the university may be at risk because of unforeseen expenses.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Question Which students are eligible for the Student Emergency Fund?
All currently enrolled ULV students, regardless of program, campus, or citizenship are eligible to apply.
- Question What expenses are eligible?
Eligible expenses include:
- traveling home for an emergency,
- food insecurity,
- emergency housing or housing insecurity (including utility bills),
- access to emergency counseling/psychological services,
- medical expenses,
- and other unforeseen costs.
- Question Can these grants be used towards tuition?
Unfortunately, grants from the Student Emergency Fund cannot be used towards tuition. These grants target students at risk for homelessness, displacement, illness, food insecurity, etc. Students who need assistance with tuition payments are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Accounts and the Office of Financial Aid.
- Question What grant amounts can be requested?
Generally, grants are between $250-$350.
- Question How many times can a student be awarded a Student Emergency Fund?
A student can be receive this grant twice in the Academic Year (Fall, Jan-Term, and Spring).
- Question What documentation is needed?
A student may submit supporting documentation with their application; however, it is not mandatory. Should the Review Committee require additional documentation, the student will be notified.
- Question What is the timeline after an application is submitted?
The Review Committee reviews applications three times a week (Monday, Thursday and Friday). Once an application is reviewed, a student will receive an email notification informing them of 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).