Student Emergency Fund
The Emergency Fund assists Brightpoint students who are facing a short-term financial emergency that could prevent them from continuing their education.
The fund can assist students with expenses resulting from an unexpected emergency, event or circumstance. The Emergency Fund is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring or routine expenses.
Examples of types of expenses that could qualify for Emergency Fund support:
- Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
- Food insecurity
- Transportation expenses
- Utility expenses
- Replacement of personal items due to theft, fire or natural disaster
- Tuition or academic materials
Who Can Apply
Any full- or part-time Brightpoint student who has declared a major may apply for Emergency Fund assistance. Students who receive Emergency Fund awards are not obligated to repay the award.
Size of Awards
A student may apply multiple times within 365 days for a maximum award of $500 per student per 365-day period.
How to Apply
Students can access the emergency fund in a number of ways:
- Referral by faculty or staff member
- Referral by the college's Care Team
Students can apply to the Emergency Fund online or can download the application and turn it in to the Dean of Students Office
The Office of the Dean of Students will make every effort to contact the student about his/her application request within two business days.