Richmont Graduate University’s Student Emergency Fund (SEF) provides limited financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are struggling financially due to uncontrollable circumstances and require emergency monetary assistance as a last resort. Funds must be used to aid in short-term crisis matters that would otherwise jeopardize the student’s ability to attend Richmont Graduate University.
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- 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. A currently enrolled student is actively taking a fall, spring, or summer semester course in the current semester.
- Students cannot apply before they have started classes at Richmont.
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
- Students will complete an online application (see below on this page)
- Students may request up to $1000.00 in funds from the Student Emergency Fund
- Students can apply for funds from the Student Emergency Fund a total of two (2) times during their tenure at Richmont. Should a student desire to apply a third time, the student can submit an appeal for an exception on the Student Emergency Fund application.
- Proper documentation must be provided with the application and/or during the meeting with the SEF representative this may include:
- 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