Student Emergency Fund

The Midway University Student Emergency Fund was created to assist Midway students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic events. These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding sources. Requests must be urgent in nature and an event or unforeseeable circumstance.

Our goal is to help students during a time of need. Priority will be given to students whose tenure at Midway may be at risk because of unexpected expenses. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources.

The number of students who can be served by the Student Emergency Fund is subject to the availability of funds. The fund must be sustained by continual contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, students, staff and friends of the University. The Student Emergency Fund is a University wide initiative and coordinated by The Office of Student Affairs.

Types of Expenses Generally Covered, Including but not limited to:

  • Emergency medications and other costs related to emergency medical care
  • Assistance with replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, theft, or natural disaster
  • Travel costs related to a death or illness in the immediate family (parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, or children)
  • Emergency assistance related to living expenses

Expenses Generally NOT Covered, include but are not limited to:

  • Tuition, fees, health insurance, and study abroad costs
  • Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable), household, or furniture costs not related to damage or theft
  • Parking tickets and other fines.
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses
  • Expenses that could be anticipated and other non-emergency related expenses.
  • Expenditures resulting from poor financial management.

Eligibility
Applicants should be currently enrolled and be in good standing at Midway University during the term when the emergency funds would be applied. Applicants must have a financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unplanned event. Applicants must be able to demonstrate his or her current financial need with supporting documentation.
All other resources, including Student Financial Aid must have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner.

Generally a maximum of two (2) awards will be made to any one student during all combined enrollments at Midway University.

Award Procedures
Students in need of emergency financial assistance may submit a request accompanied by supporting documentation to the Office of Student Affairs. Supporting documentation should demonstrate financial need and provide evidence of the existence and cost of the hardship request. This could include bills, travel itineraries, etc. depending on the nature of the request.

Funds distributed will not exceed $500. Applicants may be required to meet with a staff member to discuss their application.
Emergency fund awards will be distributed in a fashion appropriate to the request needs. Please note- in some cases, financial aid packages may be impacted by receiving funding from the Emergency Fund. Additionally, funds may impact a student’s taxable income and may be reported to the IRS.

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