Emergency Student Funding

The Emergency Fund is intended to help students with financial assistance in a time of serious need or crisis. This fund is a supplemental financial resource when students are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses because of a temporary hardship surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, need for temporary housing, or work disruption. Students should apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources. There is some information about UW resources here. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid.

The spirit of this funding is primarily to support emergency circumstances. Please note that financial resources are extremely limited, and the Department of History will not be able to fulfill all requests. Funding is not intended to cover nonessential travel, parking tickets, library fines, legal fees, nor anticipated academic expenses such as books and tuition and fees. Examples of qualifying needs include, but are not limited to:

  • To provide for short-term financial assistance due to unusual or unforeseen medical expenses
  • To minimize immediate critical needs of students caused by acute financial stress
  • Support for temporary housing, and/or other essential needs such as food due to displacement
  • Support shelter for a student in a dangerous situation due to acts of violence or other victimization
  • To fund travel or transportation of a student or a student's belongings due to family emergency, crisis, or death.

Please submit an application online

If you have questions about the application or process, email Josh Apfel (joshito@uw.edu).