Student Emergency Support Fund

For students, unforeseen expenses can be a make-or-break factor in determining whether they’re able to stay in school. The Student Emergency Support Fund was established to help students who are faced with unanticipated financial obstacles.

The Student Emergency Support Fund really helped me get through a hard time. I had quite a few unfortunate events happen one after the other. Without it, I would have had to take a semester off to work back home. Thankfully, I can continue my education uninterrupted at Heidelberg.

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About The Fund

Heidelberg University’s emergency aid program (formerly known as the DASH Grant) provides assistance to undergraduate students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. This assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

Eligible expenses include: Assessments for disabilities, child care, food/meals, gas, housing/rent, medical/dental expenses, personal automobile expenses, personal hygiene items, public transportation/bus pass, utilities 

Ineligible expenses include: Alcohol, books, entertainment expenses, fees, legal fees, tobacco, tuition 


All eligible full-time undergraduate students are able to apply for a one-time payment for up to $1,000 to cover unexpected expenses.

Eligible undergraduate students need to have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $7,000 or less and provide documentation of the financial emergency.

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