The Light the Way Coronavirus Response Fund was created by President Garvey to address the urgent needs born of the Coronavirus crisis.  This Fund exists to help students seeking temporary, short-term financial assistance and to address tuition gaps created by the Coronavirus crisis, and to support the University in meeting the financial challenges created by this pandemic.  More than a hundred donors have come forward so far: University trustees, alumni, administrators, faculty and staff, parents and members of the University community, contributing funds to help us respond.

The Student Emergency Fund is a beneficiary of this generous support. This fund is intended to lessen financial challenges resulting from the current health crisis including travel assistance, emergency medical expenses, expenses related to student virtual learning, overdue utility bills, housing assistance, food insecurity, and more.  This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. All enrolled Catholic University undergraduate and graduate students experiencing unexpected financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus pandemic may apply.  

We will work to address demonstrated needs to the extent funds are available.  Priority will be given to students with the highest demonstrated financial need.  Students in need of financial assistance should complete this application.  The Office of the Dean of Students will contact students to provide an update on the status of their application.  Please note that most grants are under $300. Questions about this application or the emergency funding available can be directed to the Dean of Students

Students in the Columbus School of Law should visit the Law Student Financial Relief Fund for resources.