The University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School Emergency Fund is intended to help meet the financial needs of Boulder graduate students who encounter an emergency situation resulting in unforeseen expenses during their degree program. This program does not cover students enrolled in the Law School or the Leeds MBA program.
Situations eligible for funding (up to $1,500.00) include events such as:
The following situations are ineligible for funding:
Students must be enrolled in a CU Boulder graduate degree program. Please note students may only receive assistance from this emergency fund twice during their tenure.
Before applying for emergency funds, students are encouraged to speak to their faculty advisors and the graduate directors of their programs. These individuals may be able to help identify sources of financial assistance and/or provide useful advice.
Applications from students are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
The value of the award will range in response to the needs of the student but does not typically exceed $1,500. Provided in the form of one-time awards, emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses, and these awards are not loans that students are expected to repay. For students who qualify for need-based financial aid, an Emergency Fund award may reduce original loan amounts. You may contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss how the grant may affect your other financial aid.
Student Application Procedure
Please include all required application materials alongside a completed form here: https://grad.apply.colorado.edu/register/GSfundingadmingeneralform
CU Boulder has a responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment. If you disclose having been impacted by sexual misconduct, protected-class discrimination or harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, or related retaliation, we are required to share that information to the CU Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) for outreach regarding support and reporting options. You are not required to respond to OIEC. If you are in need of support, here is a list of resources, including confidential assistance. If you have questions before you want to submit this type of information, please contact the confidential Office of Victim Assistance.
Additionally, please note that the university takes disclosures around threat of harm to self or others seriously and when information of this nature is received, it will be shared with the appropriate offices to offer additional support and resources.