Student Emergency Fund

Student Emergency Fund

Get help with unexpected emergency expenses.

If you are a student in an IU Bloomington School of Education program and are facing an emergency related to an unexpected financial difficulty that is impacting your ability to remain enrolled at IUB, you may be eligible to receive emergency funding for expenses such as:

  • Emergency Housing/Rent/Utilities
  • Emergency Medical/Dental/Mental Health Related Expenses
  • Education Materials (e.g. technology, books, hardware or software)
  • Emergency Childcare
  • Unexpected tuition/fee expenses

Requesting Emergency Funding

To receive emergency funding, you must meet certain eligibility requirements and go through the application process. Emergency funding is generally limited to $1,000 maximum per academic year. Funds are granted only when students have exhausted other funding options.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to receive emergency funding, you must:

  • Be eligible for the additional aid according to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (determined as part of the application process)
    • Domestic students must have filed the FAFSA, taken out loans for which they are eligible, and have remaining financial need, according to federal guidelines.
    • International students must have applied for hardship assistance through OIS and have remaining need.
  • Be prepared to provide documentation of emergency expenses

Application Process

  • Complete the emergency funding request form below.
  • Monitor your IU email in case a staff member from the IU School of Education needs to discuss your application.
  • Make sure you have set up Direct Deposit of Bursar Refunds in

Apply for funding


Funds from the IU Bloomington School of Education Student Emergency Fund must first be applied to any outstanding balance on a student’s Bursar account. If there is a $0 balance on the Bursar account, the emergency funding will be direct deposited to the student’s designated bank account set up via the Direct Deposit of Bursar Refunds app in