What's The Student Emergency Fund For?

The Office of Alumni & Development established a fund in March, 2020 for alumni to contribute funds to support students who faced unexpected situations and hardship. The fund was established in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Students Receive Direct Aid from Emergency Fund

Emergency Funds available for students in need

What's Covered?

  • Groceries/utility bills
  • Part of rent expenses
  • Travel
  • Cost of school supplies

What's Not Covered*

  • Tuition
  • Long term expenses

*Amounts disbursed are intended to cover immediate needs

Can I Donate?

  1. Visit the Support SUNY Oswego Page
  2. Check that "select designation" has "Student Emergency Fund" listed.
  3. Enter your gift amount
  4. Follow the rest of the prompts and submit

What's The Application Process?

  1. For students facing an unexpected hardship or an emergency, please email deanofstudents@oswego.edu
  2. The Associate Dean of Students or another member of the office will then arrange to speak with the student and obtain more information.
  3. The Dean of Students Office works with the College Foundation to disburse funds and students receive funding within one or two days of the approved request.

Amounts given to students are limited, thus multiple requests may not be approved. The Dean of Students Office will urge students to work with the Financial Aid Office to work on other funding options to meet long term needs.

Emergency fund amounts given to students do not impact Financial Aid packages or other funding given to the student by SUNY Oswego.

Dean Of Students

501 Culkin
Oswego, NY 13126


Phone: 315.312.5483


Summer Hours: 8am-4pm