ASUR Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund was established by the Associated Students of the University of Redlands (ASUR). Funds are available to students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to temporary hardship related to an unforeseen or emergency situation. Our goal is to provide flexible assistance in a timely manner to help students continue successfully in school. The distribution of funds is agreed upon by committee comprised of representation from Student Affairs, ASUR Cabinet, and Student Financial Services. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. Some funds may be considered income and are therefore subject to federal taxes. 

The average award ranges between $25 and $400.  Students may only be awarded assistance from the ASUR Student Emergency Fund once during their undergraduate career at the University of Redlands. 

Program Goals 

  • To provide students with immediate support during their unexpected emergency or crisis through emergency grant funds so they can continue with their academics and persist at the University. 
  • To provide students with ongoing counseling and assistance through both on-campus resources and Redlands community social services. 
  • Students seeking financial assistance should be currently enrolled as a full-time (12 credit) undergraduate  
  • Students must be in good academic standing with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or show evidence of recent satisfactory progress. 
  • Applied for need based financial aid (FAFSA, DREAM, etc.) 
  • Student has accepted all available student loans. 
  • Students must provide evidence of an unexpected financial emergency or catastrophic event in which their basic needs and/or ability to function as a student are impacted. 
  • Students application will be reviewed during normal business hours. You can expect a response in approximately 3–5 business days. 
  • Assistance is only provided during the academic year (inclusive of May Term). 

The following includes typical expenses that may be covered by the Student Emergency Fund. This list is not exhaustive: 

  • Replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, flood, theft, or natural disaster 
  • Emergency or temporary housing assistance 
  • Medications or costs related to emergency medical care (not covered by insurance) 
  • Assistance with rent or utilities due to an emergency situation 
  • Emergency transportation costs related to a family death or illness 
  • Safety related needs (i.e. changing a lock) 
  • Other emergency situation that will impact a student's ability to fully participate in their academic career 
  • The following includes examples of items that will NOT be covered by the Student Emergency Fund. This list is not exhaustive. 
  • Penalties, fines, tickets, legal and/or court fees, or jail bonds 
  • Lost IDs or meal cards 
  • Non-essential utilities, household or furniture costs not related to damage or theft 
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, or non-emergency travel 
  • Replacement of non-essential personal items due to fire, flood, theft or natural disaster 
  • Expenses due to lack of financial planning and anticipated expenses (utilities, insurance, rent) 
  • Outstanding debt (to the university or otherwise) 
  • Tuition and other university fees (health insurance, books) 

Application Process

  1. Complete a Student Emergency Fund Application found on Presence. A request will be considered complete when the online form is submitted and documentation of need is received. (please note once the form is completed, the submit button is at the top)
  2. You may be required to meet with a staff member in the Office of the Dean of Students to discuss your situation. 
  3. Completed request is reviewed for approval and appropriate amount is determined. Criteria for approval and granted amounts will be based on eligibility, documentation of need, and availability of funds. 
  4. You will be notified of decision with follow-up instructions. 
  5. A required follow-up survey will be emailed within 60 days after payment is disbursed.