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Emergency grant resources

Metro State has limited funding to support students with unforeseen basic-need related emergencies. Note that requests cannot be related to tuition, books, or fees.  

  • The SAFE Emergency Assistance Grant: this grant is limited in funding and will only consider requests for unforeseen emergency situations related to a student's basic needs. Students can only receive this grant on a one-time basis. To be considered, students must be experiencing an unforeseen financial emergency related to their basic needs, be enrolled and taking courses, have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and be able to provide documentation of the need. To determine if you are eligible to apply, contact the coordinator here.  
  • The Random Act of Kindness Grant: this grant is limited in funding and will consider a basic need-related emergency that does not involve a recurring expense. For more information and or how to apply contact Gateway Services.  
  • The Phillips Loan: students who are not eligible or have been denied emergency funding can request to apply for a Phillips loan in order to cover an urgent basic-need related emergency. The loan does have a small fee and is due to be repaid by the end of the semester. For more information or to apply contact Gateway Services.  
  • McCabe Emergency Grant for Veteran and Military Students: this emergency grant is only available to veteran and military students who maybe facing an emergency related to their basic needs. For more information or to apply contact the Veterans and Military Student Services Coordinator.