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Download the Financial Emergency Loan Request Form (PDF)
The Dean of Students Office will issue financial emergency loans for up to $500. The student will apply for the loan in the Dean of Students Office by completing the contact card and going through the preliminary screening interview. An assistant dean will determine the students' financial eligibility and verify that the student is not on the delinquent list. The student will fill out the loan agreement and the Dean will sign off on the loan. The student will be directed to the Office of Student Business Services, where the student will be issued up to $500 in cash.
Once the loan has been processed by the Dean of Students Office, the original copy of the promissory note will be forwarded to the OSF Services on a daily basis. The loan will then be applied to the student's account.
Emergency loan money issued by the Dean of Students Office will not be available for the purchase of books, tuition, room and board.
Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for Special Loan Programs.
Q: When do I apply for the emergency loan?
A: You may apply for an emergency loan in the Dean of Students Office anytime after you have paid your bill and have been activated for enrollment.
Q: What constitutes an emergency?
A: Unexpected medical emergencies or other unforeseen situations.
Q: What is the interest rate on the loan?
A: 12% per annum or 1% every 30 day period calculated from the loan origination date. A $5.00 loan origination fee is charged to the student account.
Q: May I have more than $500.00
A: No. The loan is limited to a maximum of $500.00
Q: May I have more than one emergency loan?
A: In general, the student is only eligible for one loan per semester. Extenuating circumstances may be considered for one additional loan if specified criteria can be met.