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Purpose

Richmont Graduate University’s Student Emergency Fund (SEF) provides limited financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are struggling financially due to uncontrollable circumstance and require emergency monetary assistance as a last resort. Funds must be used to aid in short-term crisis matters which would otherwise jeopardize the student’s ability to attend Richmont Graduate University.

Click here to donate to the Student Emergency Fund.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a temporary financial hardship resulting from a sudden emergency, accident or unforeseen event
  • The student’s capability to attend Richmont Graduate University must be in jeopardy due to the emergency
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at Richmont Graduate University during the semester they seek financial assistance
  • Other possible financial resources must have been considered and are insufficient or not available in a timely manner
  • Funds are awarded only to the recipient
  • Applications must be able to provide requested documentation

Types of Covered Expenses

  • Rent, utilities such as water and electricity bills, groceries, etc.
  • Replacement of essential personal items due to a fire, natural disaster, or theft
  • Funds for immediate emergency shelter
  • Safety needs (changing locks on vehicle or home)
  • Prescriptions or other costs related to medical care

Types of Expenses Not Covered

  • Tuition, student fees, health insurance
  • Non-essential utilities, (i.e. cable, Internet, phone)
  • Application or test fees
  • Household costs not related to damage or theft
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses
  • Expenditures occurred as a result of poor financial management and not an emergency
  • Medical expenses needed for a family member or friend of the student requesting services

Application Process

  • Students will complete an online application (see below on this page)
  • Proper documentation must be provided with the application and/or during the meeting with the SEF representative this may include:
    • Applicant’s monthly budget
    • Documentation of the crisis situation: photo’s, doctor’s note, insurance claim, etc.
    • Bills or invoices for payments to be made
  • A representative of the SEF committee will contact the student for more information and/or to set a meeting with the student within a timely manner of the application submission
  • The student will receive a notice of their application being approved or denied through their Richmont email account
  • Funds will be available as university policy allows
  • After the funds have been distributed, the student must provide receipts showing the money was used for the reasons specified in the application

 

Student Emergency Fund Application

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