Updated November 13, 2020

We are now accepting applications for emergency grants made possible through the generosity of donors to the Light the Way Crisis Response Fund.  Emergency grants are intended to lessen the financial challenges resulting from the continuing health crisis; eligible expenses include travel assistance, emergency medical bills, technology needs to support student virtual learning, overdue utility bills, housing assistance, and food insecurity.  This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid.  

We will work to address demonstrated needs to the extent funds are available.  Please note that most grants are in the $300 - $600 range and priority will be given to students with the highest demonstrated financial need.  To apply for an emergency grant, please complete this application with as much detail as possible.  Questions about this application should be directed to the me directly. 

Approved applications will have funds placed directly on their student accounts for immediate refund. To receive the refund quickly, applicants should ensure that they have direct deposit established on their student account.  Students enroll in direct deposit by following these instructions on the Enrollment Services' website.

All enrolled Catholic University undergraduate and graduate students experiencing unexpected financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus pandemic are eligible to apply.  Students in the Columbus School of Law should visit the Law Student Financial Relief Fund for resources.