Student Emergency Aid Fund

The purpose of the Student Emergency Aid Fund is to provide limited, last resort, financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are experiencing a serious financial hardship due to 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.

Award amounts cannot exceed $500 per student and are only awarded once per year. Decisions regarding disbursement of funds are made on a case-by-case basis. Awards do not require repayments.



Please note, when clicking to apply below, you will be requested to login with your TAMU-CC ID and password with DUO Authenication.  You will also need to be prepaired to upload supporting documentation for your request (for example may include: supporting letter from medical official, copies of receipts, relevant bills, car repair estimates, anything you feel would support your claim.)

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at TAMU-CC during the semester they seek financial assistance. Dual enrollment, students at the RELLIS campus, concurrent enrollment, transient students and university employees enrolled through the Employee Betterment program are not eligible to apply. Students enrolled through the VIP are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA for undergraduate and 3.0 GPA for graduate) and in good standing with the university
  • Applicants must have a nonrecurring financial hardship resulting from a sudden emergency, accident or unforeseen event that has to be taken care of right away.
  • The student’s capability to attend TAMU-CC 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 any and all requested documentation.
  • Preference for the distribution of Student Emergency Aid Funds will be given to first time applicants
  • Distribution of Student Emergency Aid Funds is limited to one award per academic year.
  • Students may be asked to meet with the Dean of Students (or designee) to determine scope of need and identify available resources.

The Student Emergency Aid Fund CANNOT be used to cover any of the following expenses:

  • Tuition, lab fees, health insurance, emergency tuition or book loans, study abroad costs
  • Anticipated expenses, such as credit card payments
  • Parking tickets and other university-imposed fines
  • Non-essential utilities, (i.e. cable, Internet, phone)
  • Application or test fees
  • Household costs not related to damage or theft
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel (e.g. Study Abroad) or other non-essential expenses
  • Expenditures occurred as a result of poor financial management and not an emergency
  • Medical expenses needed for a family member or friend of the student requesting services


Additional Support Resources

Additional Resources
Resource  Description
Career Center Assistance for students seeking to find job opportunities to help pay for their education.
Counseling Center Free and confidential counseling services for students to address mental health concerns
Health Center A wide variety of health services including free office visits for general medical care. Note: Many services and procedures used to diagnose and treat illnesses may be subject to charges but these are much lower than those comparable services provided elsewhere.
Izzy's Food Pantry Free food supplements to currently enrolled students who are impacted by financial problems/conditions and, subsequently, experiencing difficulty meeting their basic need of adequate nutrition
Island Harbor Island Harbor is a partnership with the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)designed to help young adults aging out of foster care transition to independent living while attending TAMU-CC

Dean of Students
Student Engagement and Success

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