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Crisis Assistance & Resource Education Support (CARES) Division of Student Affairs

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Student Emergency Services

Student Emergency Grant

The Robert Seth Nelsen Student Emergency Grant assists students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses causing short-term financial hardship that requires immediate attention to keep a student in college.

This program is designated to assist those who cannot reasonably resolve their financial difficulty through scholarships, loans or other Financial Aid awards. The Office of Student Affairs in accordance with applicable University rules and policies is administering this program. Funding for the Student Emergency Grant (SEG) comes from fundraising by fellow students through the Student Advancement Council and the Student Alumni Association.

Student Emergency Grant Application

Student Emergency Housing

Student Emergency Housing is a collaboration between Student Affairs CARES Office and Housing & Residential Life. The program provides short-term housing assistance to students who are unexpectedly displaced from their homes.

Students must meet with the Student Affairs Case Manager for a basic needs assessment and may qualify for up to 30 days in the residence halls. Students may also qualify to receive a meal plan, which provides 2 meals a day in dining commons. All undergraduate and graduate students may apply.

If you are interested, please contact the Student Affairs Case Manager at 916-278-5138.

Student Emergency Housing Application