Student Emergency Grant


The Student Emergency Grant supplies current Texas College 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.

Click the link for a downloadable Student Emergency Grant application. Student Emergency Grant Application.pdf                   

Important Information

1. This fund is given only ONE time during a student’s academic career at Texas College.

2. This fund typically does not exceed $500.

3. This emergency grant does not cover school expenses (parking, fees, fines, tuition, books, supplies, required lab equipment, room or board, extra-curricular activity equipment or fees, etc.)

4. If approved funding must be sent to vendor, invoice for emergency MUST BE provided.

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 Financial Aid for additional information).

Examples of expenses not considered:

  • Parking fines
  • Tuition and fees
  • Books
  • Fines
  • School supplies
  • Required tools/equipment
  • Other (contact Office of Financial Aid for additional information)

Eligibility Requirements

1. Student must exhaust all other financial resources.

2. Student is currently enrolled in the semester in which they are applying for the grant.

3. Funding requested is for an emergency caused by extenuating circumstances.

            a. The emergency must not have been caused by the student’s own negligence.

            b. The emergency must not have been caused by the student’s lack of planning.

            c. The emergency was beyond the student’s control (e.g. a natural disaster or a non-fault accident).

4. Student will be required to provide current legitimate proof or documentation of emergency. (Ex: Invoice)

5. Student must meet with the Office of Financial Aid representative who reviews this application.

6. Student must print legibly in ink or type to complete application. Incomplete applications will be denied.

How can I apply?

To apply please schedule an appointment at The Office of Financial Aid located the Willie Lee Glass Building or contact (903)593-8311, EXT. 2351 Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. You may also download the application and email it to arodriguez@texascollege.edu.

Click the link for a downloadable Student Emergency Grant application. Student Emergency Grant Application.pdf



Other Resources

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

Office of FinancialAid https://www.texascollege.edu/office-of-bradmission/financial-aid/texas-college-financial-aid/

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

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

East Texas Food Bank https://www.easttexasfoodbank.org/

PATH Helps https://www.pathhelps.org/

Highway 80 Rescue Mission http://www.hiway80rm.org/Tyler

East Texas Crisis Center https://etcc.org/

United Way of Smith County https://uwsmithcounty.org/