Emergency financial assistance is available to you if you are experiencing temporary financial hardship due to an unanticipated event or extenuating circumstances.

Examples of requests include emergency travel home and essential medical costs not covered by insurance. 


You must be enrolled full-time and must have exhausted all other possible financial resources. You may be asked to talk with the Financial Aid Office about loan eligibility.

You may only receive funding once per academic year.


Emergency funds are not available to cover tuition, fees, room & board, or other standard expenses associated with attending Lawrence. In some instances, funds may be available for textbooks.


Approved fund requests are typically for $400 or less. Emergency funds do not have to be paid back, but will be reported to the Financial Aid Office. 

Decision Timeline

To be considered for emergency assistance, complete the request form.  The information you share will be provided to Student Life staff.  A meeting may be requested before making a decision about your submission. The Financial Aid Office and other campus partners may be consulted prior to making a decision. You will be notified within three business days if a meeting or additional information is needed.  If approved, funds may take up to seven business days  after approval to be distributed.  

If you have any questions, please email deanofstudents@lawrence.edu.  


Reasons might include medical emergencies, safety needs, travel emergencies, essential academic expenses (excluding tuition, room and board)
Have you previously received emergency funds?
By submitting this form, I acknowledge that the above information is truthful, and I am in need of financial assistance for a personal emergency. I allow the VP for Student Life, the Dean of Students, or the Dean's designee to confirm my financial status with the Office of Financial Aid prior to offering funds.
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