Bucks Student Emergency Fund
Students may apply for funds when they are experiencing a financial barrier or obstacle, and have exhausted all other resources. This is not related to COVID government stimulus funds. The Bucks Student Emergency Fund was created by donations from alumni, employees, community partners, and friends to support your success. Link to application below.
- Be currently enrolled in a program or certificate in one of the College's academic departments in the semester you are requesting funds.
- Demonstrate financial hardship due to an emergency, or for unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardize the student’s ability to successfully continue in school.
How it works:
- Students may apply for funds when they are experiencing a financial barrier or obstacle, and have exhausted all other resources.
- This is not a substitute for financial aid or tuition. This will not pay for tuition or college fees.
- Students must complete application and include documentation, such as an invoice or bill. This documentation should clearly include your name, address, account number (if provided), and provide instructions on how and where to submit payment.
- Funds are not given to the student directly, a bill or expense will be paid directly to the vendor for you.
Examples of expenses that will be considered include, but are not limited to:
- Overdue utility or internet bills reaching a turn-off notice.
- Support for emergency dependent-related expenses, for example, child care.
- Online course codes, books, or clearances that would result in the student needing to withdraw from program.
- Transportation to the college for classes and class-related activities.
- Emergency medical expenses.
- Replacement costs of essential personal belongings in the event of fire, theft or natural disaster that are not covered by insurance.
- Temporary support costs for a student in a dangerous situation due to threats or acts of violence
- Individually-recommended or required services that are considered critical to a student’s success.