Do you need help dealing with an unexpected financial challenge?


Do you have:

  • An unexpected car repair?
  • A job loss that is making it difficult to pay your rent or other bills?
  • An unexpected medical or child care expense?
  • Another type of financial emergency?

Then you may be eligible to apply for a Phoenix Emergency Grant.

For many students, a single unexpected expense can put their college goals in jeopardy. Last year alone, over 43% of first year students reported facing financial challenges that significantly impacted their ability to be successful in college.

To help students weather these financial emergencies, UWGB has created an Emergency Grant Program.

The UWGB Emergency Grant Program can provide undergraduates with a one-time grant of up to $1,000 to pay for unanticipated financial expenses that could otherwise interfere with students’ ability to stay in college and complete their degree.

To qualify for the Emergency Grant, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled, at least part-time, as an undergraduate at UWGB
  • Have completed the FAFSA for this academic year
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution on your FAFSA of $7,000 or less
  • Be experiencing an unexpected financial emergency that can be documented

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Housing/rent
  • Utilities
  • Food/meals
  • Medical or dental expenses
  • Gas
  • Personal auto or transportation expenses
  • Child care

The Emergency Grant Cannot be used to cover expenses such as:

  • Tuition & fees
  • Books, school supplies or expenses
  • Entertainment expenses
  • Legal fees
  • Alcohol or tobacco

To schedule a meeting with a grant team member to initiate your application, please click here.

If you have any questions about the grant, or would like to refer a student for consideration, please contact the Emergency Grant Program Director:

If you qualify, then up to $1,000 of eligible expenses will be paid within two days of approval. You will also be referred to additional campus and community resources to help maximize your college success.