Emergency Funds for Students

Supporting our students through unexpected hardship.
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A helping hand in a time of need

UW-Stout has received a third round of federal funding known as HEERF III (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) designated directly for emergency grant aid to students who were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  If you are experiencing a demonstrated financial hardship due to the pandemic, which is preventing you from achieving your academic goals, consider applying for emergency grant funding.

Available Funds and Eligibility

A limited amount of funding is available to all students.

  • All students are eligible to apply.
  • You do not need to be Title IV eligible.
  • Students must be enrolled at least part-time.  Part-time is defined as six undergraduate credits or five graduate credits.
  • Priority consideration will be given to undergraduate students.
  • Funds will be awarded on a first come, first-serve basis.

New since the last round of emergency aid funding:

If your parents, or you as an independent student, experienced a loss of income due to changes in employment during the pandemic, you are entitled to a review of your financial aid award.  Please contact the financial aid office at finaid1@uwstout.edu to request a review based on loss of income due to employment.



Apply for Emergency Funds

If you are facing housing or food insecurity, or other personal/financial hardships, please review the Local and Regional Resources page for additional sources of support. You may also contact the Dean of Students Office (715-232-1181 or dean_of_students@uwstout.edu) to discuss your situation and for help locating resources near you.

If you are concerned about meeting financial obligations for the Fall 2021 semester, please contact Financial Aid (715-232-1363; finaid1@uwstout.edu).