Student Emergency Funds
Students facing unforeseen financial circumstances that jeopardize their ability to continue in school may request emergency funding.
Preference for Student Emergency Funds
These funds will be given to RIC students who:
- are enrolled or have plans to enroll as a result of funding as a degree student
- are in good academic standing (CGPA 2.0 minimum)
- demonstrate financial hardship due to an emergency situation, or for unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardize the student’s ability to successfully continue in school
- have considered and utilized other sources of funding as appropriate, such as recommended student loans, unless not available in a sufficiently timely manner.
- students who have not received emergency funds in the past.
- Eligibility includes having financial need as determined by Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education. Financial need is defined as "the difference between the cost of attendance (COA) at a school and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)."
Examples of Qualifying Expenses
The following is a list of qualifying expenses, that include but are not limited to:
- healthcare (including mental health care)
- tuition & fees
- textbooks and course materials
- technology for learning
Requesting Emergency Funds
There are limited student emergency funds available for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please complete the Student Emergency Funds Request form to be considered for assistance and to be connected to a Learning for Life team member.