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Student emergency funds

The University of Minnesota Morris has emergency funding available to assist and support students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event. These grants enable a student to remain in school, rather than being forced to take a leave of absence or drop out. Priority will be given to students whose persistence at the University may be at risk because of these unexpected expenses. Emergency funds can be used for groceries/food, housing/rent, medical, transportation, technology, or other expenses that may be experienced during a financial crisis. 

Request funds

To request student emergency funds, complete and submit the Student Assistance Grant for Emergencies application. Contact One Stop Student Services if you need assistance. 

Student Assistance Grant for Emergencies (SAGE) 

The Student Assistance Grant for Emergencies (SAGE) has been created for the purpose of providing quick-response emergency grants for short-term financial emergencies, enabling a student to remain in school, rather than being forced to take a leave of absence or drop out. A completed FAFSA is highly recommended so that we can determine what other funding options may be available to you. A FAFSA is not required for international students, undocumented students, and students enrolled in DACA.

To be considered eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be seeking your first undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota Morris

  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more credits) for the application term

  • Be in good academic standing

  • Have completed a FAFSA and maximized your federal student aid or have a student account balance of less than $200 (non-FAFSA filers).


Note: If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what was submitted on your FAFSA (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a loss of income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Contact One Stop Student Services if this applies to you.

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