SEAS Student Emergency Funds

Unanticipated circumstances can prevent students from continuing their education and achieving academic success. UB and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have unique resources to connect students to emergency funding. 

What are Emergency Funds?

Student emergency funds at the University at Buffalo seek to award grants to eligible students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship that could impact their ability to remain enrolled in school. Temporary financial assistance is available for immediate and current emergency situations. Examples of qualifying emergency situations include:

  • Death in the family
  • Victim of a crime or accident
  • Loss of property or income
  • Unanticipated educational expenses (beyond tuition)

The student emergency funds are designated to offset short-term financial needs and are not intended to replace or supplement financial aid or scholarship. All situations are unique and will be evaluated carefully and confidentially.

Students who apply for emergency funds meet with professional staff in Student Conduct and Advocacy to review the financial impact associated with unforeseen circumstances and discuss campus and community support resources that may also be helpful while navigating an emergency.

Funds designated for students studying within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences support the Student Life Emergency Fund. SEAS students experiencing an emergency may submit an application to the Student Life Emergency Fund online.

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