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Emergency Funds

Financial assistance to KC students with emergencies

What is the Student Emergency Fund?

The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) offers limited emergency financial assistance to KC students with emergencies or unexpected hardships that occur during the semester. The fund serves to offset short-term financial need and is not a replacement for or supplement to financial aid. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment.

How much money can I receive?

The maximum annual award is $500 per student, based upon availability of funds. Funds are limited and are awarded on a first come, first served basis.  The emergency funds are used to pay the request directly to the vendor.

Examples of emergencies

Types of expenses that are NOT covered

Student emergency fund eligibility (subject to change)

To be eligible to apply for the Student Emergency Fund, you must:

Note: The applicant’s prior academic standing is taken into consideration during the review.

Emergency fund steps

  1. Submit the Student Emergency Fund Application electronically.
  2. Await for the committee to review your application. The Committee’s decision will be sent to your KC email.
  3. Complete any additional steps outlined in the decision email.


We will make every effort to have a decision on your application within 1 to 2 days. All application decisions are final. If approved, students will be notified of the amount and method of disbursement.

Award amount

Awards may range from $50 to $500. The award amount is based on need and available funding. Award availability is limited and is disbursed on a first come, first served system.


Students receiving assistance from this grant must submit receipts to the Office of Financial Aid within ten (10) days of receipt of the award. Failure to do so could prohibit use of this fund in the future.