Student Emergency Fund

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AGGIE EMERGENCY FUNDS

Aggies that are facing financial hardship due to unforeseen situations can contact the NMSU Student Assistance Services office. Student Assistance Services manage emergency funds that are available to students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to temporary hardship related to an unforeseen or emergency situation.

Criteria for receiving assistance:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply
  • Students must be currently enrolled at NMSU Main Campus-Las Cruces.

Examples of expenses for which emergency funds have been used for include but are not limited to:

  • Food insecurity
  • Rent (normally one month) and/or utility bills due to lost wages or other unexpected financial hardship
  • Care repairs or local transportation options (bike purchase or repair)
  • Travel expenses to return home due to a family death or other emergency
  • Emergency medical treatment/medication when the student has no ability to pay and the costs cannot be covered by insurance
  • Emergency temporary lodging for students who find themselves homeless or unsafe in their current dwelling
  • Personal belongings stolen, lost in a fire, flood, or other instance that impacts a students living situation.

 

Our goal is to provide assistance in a timely manner to help students stay in school, on course towards the achievement of their degree. Student Assistance Services works closely with other campus offices to seek out and refer students for various support services and options that can ensure that student has a pathway forward. There is a formal request and review process to assess need and normally funds can be disbursed or bills paid within 1-2 business days of the funding approval.  Students are limited to receiving up to $1500.00 during their enrollment at NMSU.

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