Emergency Funds for Students

Supporting our students through unexpected hardship.
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A helping hand in a time of need

The UW-Stout Student Emergency Fund was created to assist students faced with difficult decisions and challenges based on unexpected financial demands. Emergency situations may include accident, illness, death of a family member, fire damage, temporary housing needs, or some other unexpected extenuating circumstance causing financial hardship. It is assumed that students seeking funding from the student emergency fund have exhausted all other resources of financial aid and potential funding.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must be currently enrolled at UW-Stout
  • Student must have experienced some form of financial hardship
  • Other possible resources have been considered and are either unavailable or insufficient
  • Student may be asked to provide sufficient documentation of financial hardship

Staff review each submitted application and will contact you to discuss your situation.

Award amounts will vary depending on need and availability of funds. Maximum award amount of $500 per application.


Apply for an Emergency Grant

Students who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for funding.
Apply for Funds

If you are facing housing or food insecurity, or other personal/financial hardships, please review the Local and Regional Resources page for additional sources of support. You may also contact the Dean of Students Office (715-232-1181 or dean_of_students@uwstout.edu) to discuss your situation and for help locating resources near you.

If you are concerned about meeting financial obligations for the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semester, please contact Financial Aid (715-232-1363; finaid1@uwstout.edu).

Federal funds previously available through the CARES Act have been exhausted and are no longer available.

The university has submitted required information regarding UW-Stout's emergency financial aid grants to students via CARES Federal  Emergency Relief Grant Reporting.