We understand life can be unpredictable. Unplanned and unexpected costs can cause significant stress and impact academic success and personal well-being. That’s why the three campuses of the University of Washington have Emergency Aid assistance to support currently enrolled UW students.
Emergency Aid funding assists UW students by providing financial support when assistance is needed with unexpected, unavoidable, and unplanned expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, fire/water damage, or a need for emergency housing and food.
Possible expenses that can be considered for emergency aid assistance include:
Emergency medical/dental costs
Emergency/Temporary Housing and living expenses
This list is not all inclusive. If the reason you are seeking funds is not listed, you can still submit an Emergency Aid Request for consideration.
Examples of expenses not covered;
Tuition, fees, study abroad costs
Regular anticipated fixed expenses, such as rent
Other non-essential or anticipated expenses
Aid may come in a variety of forms, including grants, loans and/or campus and community resources.
What can I do if my income or my family’s income has changed?
If you are experiencing a change in your or your family’s income, please let us know by providing additional information about your situation. You can do so by submitting one of the following forms:
Phishing emails are being received regarding CARES funding, do not provide personal information like your Social Security number or bank account information. You should only provide or update personal information through MyUW. The UW will use the information you have provided in MyUW to communicate with you or disburse aid to you.
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Emergency Aid Request Form
Emergency aid funding is limited. The university has allocated all Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) for COVID related requests. We may not be able to approve all requests, or fulfill requests at the entire requested amount.
If you are in need of assistance, please submit an Emergency Aid request form to get connected with resources and support.
Your request will be reviewed and considered for limited grant and scholarship funding. Loans may also be suggested as an option to help meet your larger and longer-term expenses. Please know that we will do our best to address your circumstance, however, we cannot always meet your full request with the limited funding available.