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Student Emergency Services

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Student Emergency Services (SES) provides limited emergency financial support to currently enrolled degree-seeking TAMIU students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship. Decisions regarding disbursement of funds are made on a case-by-case basis. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. Some funds may be considered income and are therefore subject to federal taxes or may affect your financial aid package.

STUDENT EMERGENCY GRANT

 

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. 

Examples 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).
  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.

TAMUS Emergency Regent's Grant

 

The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Emergency Regent's Grant provides limited emergency financial support to currently enrolled undergraduate degree-seeking Texas resident students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to unforeseen hardship. Decisions regarding disbursement of funds are made on a case-by-case basis. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. Some funds may be considered income and are therefore subject to federal taxes. This grant will affect your financial aid package as it may not surpass your cost of attendance.

Examples of expenses considered for The TAMUS Regent's Grant include and are limited to:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Books
  • Lodging
  • Meals

Examples of expenses not considered:

  • Parking fines
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation
  • Other Fines
  1. Texas Resident seeking 1st Undergraduate Program
  2.  Be in Good Academic Standing
  3. FAFSA Application must be submitted
  4. Student/Family FAFSA adjusted gross income must be between $40,000 - $100,000. In extraordinary circumstances, the university may request authorization from the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to award a grant to a student above or below that criterion on a case by case basis.
  5. Student/Family must have an unforeseen hardship. Something unforeseen is something that could not be predicted and was not expected.
  6. Provide documentation of hardship

Lamar Bruni Vergara Emergency Fund

 

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Emergency Funds was established in 2009 to assist students who have encountered unanticipated financial difficulties yet still remain in good standing, making normal progress towards degree completion and are within 30 hours of graduation. The objective is to assist those students who demonstrate a compelling need and find themselves in a situation where all possible resources (e.g., parents, student earnings, Federal, state, and University financial assistance,) have been utilized and the student is still unable to meet tuition, fees, books, on-campus housing, or meal plan costs.

Examples of expenses considered for The Lamar Bruni Vergara Grant include and are limited to:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Books
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Other Expenses (if necessary)
  1. Undergraduate students who are within 30 hours of graduation.
  2. Graduate students who are within a semester of graduation.
  3. Must have an overall minimum GPA of 2.5. 
  4. Be in Good Academic Standing.
  5. FAFSA Application must be submitted.
  6. Student/Family must have an unforeseen hardship. Something unforeseen is something that could not be predicted and was not expected.
  7. Provide statement and/or documentation of hardship.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 Email ses@tamiu.edu