Emergency Hardship Fund

Helping students deserving of an education in the time they need it most.

Utah State University’s Emergency Hardship Fund provides grants to students who have encountered circumstances that otherwise cause them to drop out of school. Whether you are a student looking to apply or a donor looking to help, you can find all of the information here.

Potential Recipients Evaluation

Students who apply will undergo an extensive interview process to determine their level of need, the necessary funds needed, and the area of assistance the grant will cover.

Students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Matriculated active student currently enrolled full time at USU
  • In good academic standing
  • Completed one full time semester at USU
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Need index greater than zero
  • Estimated Family Contribution less than $20,000
  • Have not received more than $1,500 total in hardship grants

Students will be evaluated on:

  • Extenuating circumstance
  • Other financial aid received
  • Other resource inquiries

If you don't qualify for the Emergency Hardship Fund or are seeking all USU financial assitance and services, connect with the following USU resources: 

Smart Money Management Center Financial Aid Scholarships Student Nutrition Access Center "SNAC"