Emergency Funding for Students
Bucs help Bucs
The Buccaneer Student Crisis Fund has awarded over $106,000 to over 200 students since May 2020. We are accepting grant requests again at this time, but our funds are very limited.
If you or someone you know can make a donation of any amount to the fund, please click on the donation link below. We would like to continue the work we have been doing to assist students during the pandemic.
The Buccaneer Student Crisis Fund was established to provide assistance to currently enrolled students who experience an extenuating circumstance that could affect their ability to remain a student.
Examples circumstances for students:
- Loss of a family member
- Loss of residence
- Serious personal illness
- Loss of income
Needs the fund could be used to meet:
- Food and clothing
- Books or technology
- Travel stipends for emergency situations
- Unexpected expenses such as car repair
- Rent and utility bills, if being able to pay is impacted by the specific extenuating circumstance
- Housing stipends for on-campus housing
Needs the fund cannot be used to meet:
- Tuition and fees
- Unessential utilities (cable)
- Any regularly anticipated expense that is not impacted by the specific extenuating circumstance
Funding from the BSCF is open to all students who are currently enrolled in courses. Students must establish the need and have no other financial resources to meet that need, including financial aid eligibility, financial support from family, personal credit, or access to other loans. Timeliness in the student being able to access financial aid or private loans is taken into consideration.The Dean of Students Office, in coordination with the CARE Team, reviews and approves requests. Students may apply for assistance from the BSCF no more than once per term. The maximum award granted is $500. Students who are at or above their "cost of attendance" for ETSU cannot receive any additional aid, including a BSCF award.
Review and Processing for the BSCF:
University staff will review applications on a regular and ongoing basis. A member of the the Dean of Students office team will communicate with you if there are concerns or if additional information is needed.
If approved, the student will receive an email sent to his or her ETSU email account with notice of a refund. If no direct deposit bank account is set up, payment by check may take up to ten business days to be received.
Federal CARES Act Emergency Grants
The federal CARES Act emergency grants are available to students who meet federal eligibility guidelines. Those include, but are not limited, to the following:
- U.S. Citizen
- Filed a FAFSA in 19/20 or 20/21
- Eligible for Title IV funding
- Enrolled in eligible coursework in Spring 2020 or Fall 2020
- Have expenses related to food, housing, technology, childcare, course materials, healthcare, etc.
To apply, complete this form.