UW-Stout Emergency Fund

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 the difficult decision whether to continue on in school or not, based on an unexpected financial challenge. It is assumed that students seeking funding from the student emergency fund have exhausted all other resources of financial aid and potential funding.

Emergency situations may include accident, illness, death of a family member, fire damage, natural disaster, need for temporary housing, or some other unexpected extenuating circumstance causing financial hardship.

Award amounts will vary depending on the type of emergency, the individual circumstances, the actual needs of the student affected by the emergency, and the availability of funds.

Emergency funds are currently limited to a maximum of $500 per person, per event.


    Apply for Emergency Funds

    Contact the Dean of Students Office if you have questions or experience technical difficulties.
    Request Funds

    Type of Expenses that May Be Covered

    Typical expenses that may be covered include but are not limited to:

    • Books/Fees/Other School-Related Expenses
    • Replacement of personal belongings due to fire or natural disaster
    • Food/Meals
    • Gas/Car Repairs
    • Public Transportation/Bus Pass
    • Housing/Rent/Utilities
    • Medical/Dental Expenses
    • Child Care
    • Safety related needs

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Student must be currently enrolled at UW-Stout and have temporary financial hardship resulting from an emergency situation.
    • Other possible resources have been considered and are either unavailable or insufficient.
    • Student may be asked to provide sufficient documentation of financial hardship

    The Dean of Students Office reviews each submitted application and will schedule an appointment to determine eligibility for the emergency funds.