Student Emergency Fund

Great Lakes Dash Grant

Emergency Funds for Eligible Students

 

WHO is eligible? 

  • Students with an EFC of $7,000 or less are qualified to receive the Great Lakes funds.  Students can only apply and be awarded up to $1000

 

WHAT is eligible for coverage?

  • Unexpected or emergency costs (not tuition and books) that arise and may keep a student from staying enrolled in college will be considered. 
  • Some examples include unexpected medical bills, car repairs, and/or changes in child care costs that were not anticipated. 

 

WHEN can they apply?

  • Applications will be accepted after August 15, 2017 for costs incurred while a student is enrolled in college at UAFS.

 

WHERE do they apply?

  • We will have an online portal set up for applications by students.  Students can enter the information by themselves, or in consultation with an advisor as the needs arise. 

 

WHY are we making these awards?

  • We know that students that encounter emergency financial needs can be easily derailed and drop out of school.  Our interest is in seeing students persist in college so they can earn a degree. 

 

HOW does this program work?

  • Students apply for funding and if approved, the money will be used to pay bills on behalf of the student.  The money does not go directly to the student in these cases, but rather to the doctor’s office or car repair shop etc. 

 

If you need more information or assistance, please contact

 

COLLEGE

Advisor

Phone

Location

CAST

Danielle Jolie

479-788-7784

BD223

CHS

Lori Jones

479-788-7841

HS108

CLASS

Debbie Findlay

Susan Whitlow

479-788-7433

479-788-7564

VB121

VB115

COB

Karin Hickenbotham

479-788-7878

FL106

STEM

JoAnn Chandler

479-788-7129

MS211B

STEM - SOE

Kim Tomlinson

479-788-7941

MS108B

 

Or contact Dr. Dave Stevens, 479-788-7696, CC201C

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • You can work with an advisor or you can apply online.
  • Follow the prompts for information and provide the needed contact information and student data.
  • Be ready to indicate the nature of your financial needs and provide invoices or estimates of the costs you are facing along with other required documentation of your situation. 

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