The Student Emergency Fund closed on March 4, 2022. Federal funding provided through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) has been exhausted and additional funding for emergencies related to COVID-19 is not expected beyond Spring 2022.

The Student Emergency Fund provided support to CU Boulder students who experienced a crisis related to COVID-19 that adversely affected their ability to continue their coursework. Expenses covered through the emergency fund included technology costs, assistance with tuition, housing and food insecurity, as well as mental health costs in excess of campus services and child care costs necessary to complete classwork. Additional funding related to COVID-19 is not available.

Campus Resources

Financial Aid & Payment Assistance


Food Insecurity

Health & Well-Being

What if I have an emergency that is not related to COVID-19?

Limited financial assistance (typically $500 or less) may be available on a case-by-case basis. Students are encouraged to use all available campus resources first.

How you can help

Now that federal funding has been exhausted, future emergency grants will be made possible through campus funding and the generous support of our community.

Support students by donating to Student Emergency Fund

If you are a faculty or staff member employed by CU Boulder, and your primary reason for being at CU Boulder is for work, you should apply through the Faculty Staff Emergency Fund