Financial Assistance Resources

Resources to help you identify ways to find financial support on campus and your community.

You don’t need to navigate this alone. is a free-to-use search engine to help find assistance programs that help with food, paying bills, and other free or reduced-cost programs.

Tax Preparation Assistance The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide programs help prepare federal and state income tax and property tax refund returns. You may qualify for free tax preparation for your returns. Learn if you qualify for tax preparation assistance.
Individuals may also qualify for Free Electronic Filing.

Student Emergency Fund The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) provides students with financial support when they need assistance with emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illnesses, the death of a family member, transportation issues, fire damage, or the need for temporary housing. We will also help assist with expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds distributed do not generally exceed $500. You can apply for the SEF online (log in using and the password should be the same as their StarID).