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Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund was established to help ensure that Mercy students have access to the support and resources they need to successfully recover from unexpected financial challenges. The goal of these funds is to prevent one small emergency from derailing a student’s progress towards a degree. The lists below are not exhaustive and other needs may be eligible to receive emergency funds.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submitted application with statement of need and supporting documentation
  • Good standing with the College
  • Enrolled for classes during the term the emergency funds are being requested

Expenses Covered by the Emergency Fund

  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Food
  • Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
  • Loss of childcare
  • Overdue utility bills reaching a turn-off notice
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings due to natural disaster, fire, theft, or other unforeseen circumstance
  • Travel/Transportation needs

Expenses Not Covered by the Emergency Fund

  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, or non-emergency travel
  • Normal and anticipated academic expenses
  • Parking tickets, library fines or other expenses and/or fines

Giving to the Student Emergency Fund

Students who benefit from the Student Emergency Fund are deeply grateful for the support of the institution at a difficult time in their lives. Your contributions help sustain the fund and provide students with the opportunity to overcome financial hurdles and to persist towards graduation.