Emergency Support Fund

Emergency Support Fund

 

Parent & Family Programs LSU

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Student Affairs Emergency Support Fund Information

Purpose: 
The Student Affairs Emergency Support Fund was established through funds raised by the LSU Family Association. This fund is used for limited financial assistance when students are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to temporary hardship related to an emergency situation. 

Types of Covered Expenses: 
Typical expenses covered include those arising from unexpected incidents creating a financial hardship. These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses nor as a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding sources.  Requests must be urgent in nature.

Eligibility Requirements: 
• Applicant must be an incoming or currently enrolled student (undergraduate or graduate) at Louisiana State University and have temporary financial hardship resulting from an emergency situation. In the event that a student’s family is affected by an official LSU sponsored event, the student’s family may also be considered for support.
• Applicant must be able to provide sufficient documentation of financial hardship (see examples below). 

Hardships 
To include but not limited to: 
• Natural disasters 
• Fire damage or need for temporary housing 
• Medical emergency 
• Travel emergency 
• Accidents 

Supporting Documentation 
To include but not limited to: 
•    Emergency medical bills 
•    Estimates for repairs 
•    Documentary evidence (photographs or videos) 
•    Letters of support (usually witnesses of your need) 
•    Email correspondence related to your emergency situation
•    Financial information 
•    Expert evaluations 
•    Police/fire reports or other accident report 

Questions: 
For additional information about the Emergency Support Fund, contact Aimee Frierson, Assistant Director, Parent & Family Programs, at (225) 578-1173 or afriers@lsu.edu

Special Note:  Receipt of received applications will be emailed within 24 hours.  Funds are counted as income and may be subjected to income taxes. Information will also be shared with Financial Aid if applicable.

 

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