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Student Financial Aid

Emergency Aid

A rainy day at the University of Washington


We understand that life can be upredictable at times. Unexpected costs and need can cause significant stress and impact your success in and out of the classroom.

That’s why the University of Washington has created the Emergency Aid Program in order to support students who face financial hardships which may impede their ability to thrive as they pursue an education here at UW.

In a combined effort to improve student success and wellness, professional staff from units including the Office of Financial Aid, Student Life, the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, HousingĀ & Food Services, and Health and Wellness have joined together to form the Emergency Aid Triage Team. The team evaluates each case on an individual-basis and works with students to determine the best ways to support them.

Submit an Emergency Aid Request form