The Dean of Students and the VP for Student Life offer emergency financial assistance to students experiencing temporary financial hardship due to an unanticipated event or extenuating circumstances. Examples of requests include emergency travel home and essential medical costs not covered by insurance.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled full time and must have exhausted all other possible financial resources. Students who make a fund request may be asked to talk with the Financial Aid Office about loan eligibility.

Emergency funds are not available for tuition, fees, room, board or other standard expenses associated with attending Lawrence University. In some instances, however, funds may be available for textbooks.

Approved fund requests are typically for $400 or less. Emergency funds do not have to be paid back but will be reported to the Financial Aid Office. Generally, a student is eligible to receive funding only once per academic year.

To be considered for emergency assistance, students must complete the form below. Information will be provided to Student Life administrators, who will schedule a time to meet before making a decision. They may consult with the Financial Aid Office and other campus partners to make a decision. It may take up to one week for approved funds to be disbursed.

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