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Student Emergency Fund


TO ACCESS THE SUM22 ONLINE APPLICATION:

  • Scroll down below the video to the Application Guidelines section
  • Scroll down and click on How do I apply to the Student Emergency Fund?

Please read all application guidelines before completing the application. Please also check out the Helpful Resources section.

NOTE: All communication regarding your application status will be sent to your CSN student email.

Emergency Fund UmbrellaThe Student Emergency Fund provides students with assistance when faced with an unexpected emergency situation. The purpose is to support students’ ability to stay enrolled and complete their education.

All students currently enrolled in a minimum of one course are eligible to apply.

Please read the application guidelines below thoroughly to learn more about the details of the fund and when and how to apply.

Application Guidelines

What are the criteria to apply for the Student Emergency Fund?

The Student Emergency Fund is available to ALL enrolled students. To apply for these funds, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of one course at CSN during the semester in which you apply for funds
  • Have not received $500 in student emergency funds within 12 months from the date of the previous award
What can this fund cover?

The Student Emergency Fund covers short-term, unanticipated emergencies. Emergencies are defined as urgent, unforeseen, and non-recurring.

Examples of emergency situations may include, but are not limited to:

  • - Loss of job
  • - Change in self/family income (e.g., reduction in work hours)
  • - Transportation disruption
  • - Technology Disruption (hardware, Software, Internet)
  • - Housing needs (Loss of housing, Utilities, Repairs)
  • - Unexpected medical expenses
  • - Costs due to death or severe illness of immediate family members (e.g., dependent, spouse)
  • - Emergency travel expenses (e.g., due to health / death of family members)
  • - Replacement of essential items due to fire, natural disaster, or theft (e.g., eyeglasses, clothing, etc.)
What does this fund not cover?

This fund does not cover the following:

  • Normal or anticipated academic expenses, such as tuition and fees
  • Normal or anticipated expenses (e.g., automobile payments or insurance premiums, routine car maintenance, household or furniture costs, or credit card payments)
  • Non-essential utilities (e.g., cable)
  • Costs for extra-curricular activity, entertainment, or non-emergency travel
  • Credit collections or expenditures resulting from poor financial management
  • Medical expenses for friends
  • Alcohol or drug-related offenses, tickets, legal fees, or jail bonds
  • Computer replacement due to negligence
  • Replacement of non-essential personal items due to fire, flood, theft, or natural disaster

For long-term needs, it is recommended to apply for financial aid. Financial aid options can include grants, loans, scholarships, or work-study. You may also consider applying for public assistance such as SNAP or TANF.

What is the maximum amount I may receive?

Students may be awarded up to a maximum of $500 within a 12-month period.

Note: For approved applications, the amount of the award will be determined by the documentation provided and will not automatically grant the maximum amount.

When can I apply?

The online application will be available the second week of each semester and will close one week before the end of the semester during the fall, spring, and summer terms while funding is available.

Note: You must be enrolled in a minimum of one course in the semester in which you apply for funds.

What happens after I apply?

Upon submission of the application, a confirmation will be sent to your CSN student email with more information.

Applications will be reviewed within three business days and decisions will be communicated to the CSN student email. Applications will not be reviewed during the weekend or on holidays which may extend the time for a decision if submitted on Friday after business hours, during the weekend, or on a holiday.

It is important to check your CSN student email frequently after you apply to monitor communication regarding your application.

Learn how to access your CSN student email.

Do I need to repay the funds?

No. Unlike a loan, the money awarded through this fund does not need to be repaid.

What documents do I need to support my request?

Documentation needs to be personalized (e.g., includes student's name) and support the information provided in the personal statement. If the documents are not in the student's name, a statement explaining the relationship and proof will be required, such as birth certificate, driver’s license, marriage license, etc.

For approved applications, the amount of the award will be determined by the documentation provided from Category I and will not automatically grant the maximum amount requested.

DIRECTIONS: Upload a minimum of one document FROM EACH CATEGORY BELOW. You may upload a maximum of five attachments to your application.

CATEGORY 1

Upload a minimum of one document displaying expense(s): what you need the money for specifically.

Examples of acceptable documentation including, but not limited to:

  • -Invoices with costs/expenses
  • -Cost estimates  (e.g. for repairs or replacement)
  • -Past due rent or utility bill statements (e.g., power bill)
  • -Receipts
  • -Debit/credit card statements (highlight specific charges related to the expenses included in your personal statement)

CATEGORY 2

Upload a minimum of one document that supports your financial hardship.

Examples of acceptable documentation including, but not limited to:

  • -Employment Termination Notice
  • -Unemployment Letter
  • -Paystubs showing change in income (i.e., reduction of work hours)
How do I apply for the Student Emergency Fund?

Please click the link below to apply.

Summer 2022 Student Emergency Fund Application

After you submit your application, a confirmation will be sent to your CSN email. All future communication regarding your application, will be sent to your CSN student email only.

To learn how to access your CSN student email, please visit: https://www.csn.edu/email or call the Help Desk at 702-651-4357.

I've visited the webpage and want to apply; however, I cannot access the application link, why is it not accessible/visible?

The application link will be only visible/active during the fall, spring, and summer open application periods and when funding is available.

If I previously received these funds, can I receive funds again?

A student may be awarded up to a maximum of $500 within a 12-month period.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

Please email us if you have any questions.