Emergency funding at the college serves the purposes to aiding students through times of unexpected financial hardship and related exigencies. These circumstances include but are not limited to familial bereavement overseas, emergencies within the family, or if there are acute circumstances during the semester that incur extra cost for the student to be living healthily on campus.
Students may apply to emergency funding from Student Services, and speak directly to the Associate Director (AD) of Student Services, Carol Pillai. Students may choose to first approach their Assistant Deans or Residential Life Officers (RLO), but this is not necessary if the student does not wish for the situation to be shared with them. Students may need to explain their needs and situation, and these conversations will be kept strictly confidential between the Associate Director of Student Services and the Dean of Students, for the decision for disbursement to be made.
All emergency requests will be responded to within 12-24 hours. The college will try its very best to assist all students in times of need, and amounts disbursed will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please write to Carol Pillai, Associate Director of Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Exchange students who are thinking of putting in a request are advised to first contact and inform their home institution of their circumstances.
Criteria for considerations may include, but is not limited to the following:
1. General Criteria
2. Some broad scenarios of successful funding awarded
3. Common reasons for rejection
Students must note that the emergency fund is not to be used as another source of financial aid.
4. Application Process
a. Information needed and process
b. Expected timeline
c. Pay out options
i. Award letter. This may take up to 2 to 3 weeks to be processed for the amount to be credited into your account
ii. Student Service will purchase the item or pay for student. If it’s a loan, student will repay costs in installments.
iii. Students to be reimbursed through Request For Payment (RFP).