Student Emergency Fund

Purpose:

The University of Texas at San Antonio Student Emergency Fund is provided through the generous donations from university students, Parents, alumni and faculty and staff. This fund is for limited financial assistance when students are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation. Some funds are counted as income and are subject to federal taxes.

Types of Covered Expenses:

There are ranges of incidents that may incur financial hardships. Typical expenses that may be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Medications/Prescriptions or costs related to medical care
  • Assistance with rent or utilities due to emergency situation
  • Books, fees or other school-related expenses
  • Safety related needs (i.e. changing a lock on vehicle or home)
  • Replacement of personal belongings due to fire or natural disaster

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled student at The University of Texas at San Antonio and have temporary financial hardship resulting from an emergency situation.
  • Other possible resources have been considered and are not available or insufficient
  • Be able to provide sufficient documentation of financial hardship

Application Process:

  • Contact Student Emergency Fund Coordinator via email (RSAA@utsa.edu) or call 210-458-8643 for more information and to set-up an appointment.
  • Complete the application and submit it with supporting documentation to RSAA@utsa.edu or in-person at the Katz Alumni Center in Baurle Road Garage 0.302.
  • If approved, you will be notified when the fund amount and the money will be deposited in your account (if it is set-up), or a check will be available for pick-up from the SEF coordinator’s office.

Staff Discretion:

Decisions regarding distributions of monies from the Student Emergency Fund will be made on a case-by-case basis and will be made by the SEF committee.

Questions:

For additional information or questions about the Student Emergency Fund contact the Student Emergency Fund Coordinator at 210-458-8643 or via email at RSAA@utsa.edu.