Life happens. One of MSU Denver’s core values is access—all students should have access to resources they need to succeed in college and finish their education. The Student Emergency Retention Fund is an emergency stipend for MSU Denver students who are dealing with unanticipated and/or catastrophic life events that might otherwise cause the student to stop or pause their educational goals. The fund is managed by a campus committee and is currently accepting applications. Applications will be reviewed as funds last. Once funds are exhausted, additional applications will not be reviewed. All decisions are final.
Students are eligible to receive funding once an academic year. Awards are generally capped at $1,000. The MSU Denver Student Emergency Fund may affect future financial aid award packages for students and may be considered taxable income.
This award will only be granted after a student has submitted an online application, provided supporting documentation of their emergency, and submitted a personal statement. Please note, every situation is considered on a case-by-case basis. The Committee will consider the nature and urgency of each situation. Generally, in order to access the fund, a student must have exhausted all other available financial options. However, this looks different for every student. The Committee encourages all students experiencing an emergency to apply so options can be explored.
Once all submission requirements are met, a representative from the Student CARE Center will contact you as quickly as possible to set up a time to speak. Thoroughly review the requirements listed below before applying.
*All students are welcome to apply, independent of immigration status*
Expenses covered include, but are not limited to:
Expenses NOT covered include, but are not limited to:
The Student Emergency Retention Fund Committee will request documentation and reserves the right to request receipts.