Emergency Funding Assistance
Dean of Students CARE Center Emergency Funding
The Dean of Students CARE Center emergency funding is intended to assist students meet their basic needs that cannot be covered due to an urgent, unexpected emergency situation. Assistance for basic needs is restricted to food, housing, transportation, and utilities. Funding is limited up to $500.
Emergency Funding requests will NOT be considered if the requests are made for Tuition/Student Account Balances. Emergency Funding requests will ONLY be considered to assist in meeting student's basic needs when a student is unable to due to an emergency situation.
Once funding is approved, and in order to make sure the funds are available quickly, the student should make sure that the direct deposit information is accurate and up-to-date. Go to the "Student Payment Portal & E-Refunds" link on the Student Business Services webpage.
- Currently enrolled in at least six credit hours at TXST.
- Experienced an unexpected and unforeseen emergency situation.
- Exhausted all financial resources, including student loans awarded through Financial Aid.
- Provide documentation of unexpected and unforeseen emergency.
- Provide documentation of basic need cost.
- Provide a budget of monthly expenses and income, including financial aid refunds using the Bobcat Gold Budget Tool.
- Use this Monthly Budget Resource Guide for assistance.
- Not have received emergency funding from our office within the same academic year.
- Meet with a CARE Center staff member in person or virtually.
- If approved for emergency funding, provide a thank you letter indicating impact of funds.
Documentation & Requirements
Applications submitted without proper documentation and monthly budget will NOT be considered or DELAY emergency funding process. Please make sure your application includes the following:
- Documentation of unexpected and unforeseen emergency.
- Documentation of basic need expected cost.
- Budget of monthly expenses and income, including financial aid refunds.
- If APPROVED for emergency funding, provide a letter indicating impact of funds.
Examples of basic needs that qualify for emergency funding are, but not limited to:
- Past due electric, water, gas, etc.
- Auto Repair
Examples of basic needs items that do not qualify are, but not limited to:
- Tuition and Fees (Including Past Due Balances)
- Routine Medical Expenses
- Parking Ticket Fines
Examples of qualifying emergency situations are, but not limited to:
- Apartment Fire
- Loss of Job
- Auto Accident
Examples of emergency situations that do NOT qualify are, but not limited to:
- Eviction (being behind on rent for non-emergency)
- Loss of Financial Aid
- Parking Tickets
Examples of documentation for emergencies include, but not limited to:
- Loss of Job: Payroll/Paystub Statement Showing Change in Income
- Loss of Job: Termination Letter/Letter from Employer
- Auto Accident: Police Report
- Apartment/House Fire: Picture of Damage
- Apartment/House Fire: Insurance Claim
Examples of documentation for basic needs cost include, but not limited to:
- Rent Bill
- Utility Bill
- Auto Repair Invoice