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The Student Emergency Grant

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The Student Emergency Grant supplies current TAMIU students, unable to meet vital expenses as a result of unforeseen hardship, with limited emergency financial support.

Award is only granted once. Applications are reviewed and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. The Student Emergency Grant does not function as a loan; therefore, awards do not require repayment. 

Types of Expenses Considered

Examples of expenses considered for The Student Emergency Grant include but are not limited to:

  • Overdue rent and utilities.
  • Medication/ Prescription expenses.
  • Safety related needs (i.e. changing locks, short term emergency shelter).
  • Other (contact Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement for additional information).

Examples of expenses not considered:

  • Parking fines
  • Tuition and fees
  • Books
  • Fines
  • School supplies
  • Required tools/equipment
  • Other (contact Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement for additional information).

Eligibility Requirements 

  1. Be an undergraduate, degree-seeking student enrolled part-time or full-time.
  2. Should be enrolled during the semester in which The Student Emergency Grant is awarded. 
    • Student may receive a grant during the summer if they are enrolled in a summer term and/or were enrolled in both the previous spring and upcoming fall semester.
  3. Must demonstrate financial emergency.
  4. Must demonstrate financial need (will be confirmed with the Office of Financial Aid).
  5. Provide documentation of financial adversity (i.e. health bill, overdue rent bill, mechanic repair estimate). 
  6. Must not have a pending and/or active student conduct record.

How can I apply?

To apply please schedule an appointment at SCCE located in Student Center 226 or contact 956.326.2265, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM.


Other Resources

Trellis Financial Coaching http://www.aie.org/coaching/

Office of Financial Aid http://www.tamiu.edu/finaid/contact.shtml

Student Health Services http://www.tamiu.edu/health/healcontact.shtml

Dusty's Food Pantry http://www.tamiu.edu/foodpantry/

Student Counseling Services http://www.tamiu.edu/counseling/index.shtml

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap

South Texas Child Care Services Program (CCS) http://www.southtexasworkforce.org/?i=6

Salvation Army http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Bethany House https://www.bethanyhouseoflaredo.org/

Catholic Social Services https://www.dioceseoflaredo.org/catholic-charities-diocese-laredo

Laredo Health Department http://www.cityoflaredo.com/health/health.htm