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Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund provides limited, last resort, financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are experiencing a sudden emergency, accident, or unforeseen event that requires additional emergency monetary assistance in order to support their ability to stay enrolled and focused on their academic career.

Each request submitted will be reviewed by a collaborative interdisciplinary committee of University officials to determine the appropriate resources and response to students requiring assistance or emergency services. Referrals to campus and community resources to address food insecurity, professional clothing needs, temporary emergency housing, and other needs may also be made. 

Award amounts may vary and are typically awarded once per year. Decisions regarding disbursement of funds are made on a case-by-case basis. Awards do not require repayments.

Student Emergency Fund - Eligibility Criteria 

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at UT Permian Basin during the semester they seek financial assistance. (Dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and transient students are not eligible to apply).
  • Applicants must have a nonrecurring emergency, accident or unforeseen event that has to be taken care of right away.
  • The student’s capability to attend UT Permian Basin must somehow be in jeopardy due to the emergency.
  • Other possible financial resources must have been considered and deemed insufficient or not available in a timely manner.
  • Applicants must be able to provide requested documentation.
  • Preference will be given to first time applicants.

Please note: Students experiencing hardship with tuition, lab fees, parking tickets and other university-imposed fines, application or test fees are encouraged to indicate their need for assistance; however, Student Emergency Funds are typically not used to cover these expenses. Student Emergency Funds cannot be used to cover the costs for entertainment, recreation, or non-emergency travel (e.g. Study Abroad).

Application Process

Applicants will need to provide the following information:

  • Reason for the request,
  • A detailed description of how funds would be used,
  • How these unexpected expenses affect the student’s ability to remain enrolled at UT Permian Basin, and
  • Include applicable documentation related to the request.

Have questions?

Contact emergencyfund@utpb.edu or contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 432-552-2602.