Emergency Aid

We understand life can be unpredictable. Unexpected costs and needs can cause significant stress and impact your academic success and personal well being. That’s why the three campuses of the University of Washington have Emergency Aid to support currently enrolled UW students.

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Emergency Aid assists students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships that may disrupt their education or prevent them from earning their UW degree, including:

  • Emergency medical/dental costs
  • Housing and living expenses
  • Family emergencies
  • Natural disasters
  • Loss of income
  • And more…

Aid may come in a variety of forms, including grants, loans and/or campus and community resources.

Learn more about emergency aid resources on each campus: