Eligibility

Any registered student who has paid student registration fees are eligible to apply. Students who have graduated are eligible to apply for funding up to one quarter after their graduation date if they incurred a medical emergency during a quarter in which they were enrolled. A student has until the end of the quarter following the one in which the emergency occurred.

What makes you eligible?

  • Inability to pay existing and/or anticipated medical, dental, optical, or psychological expenses. The medical emergency must have occurred in a quarter in which you were enrolled.
  • Ongoing financial insecurity due to recent emergency medical, dental, optical, or psychological expenses. The medical emergency must have occurred within the current quarter or the previous quarter in which a student was also enrolled.
  • Past examples included vehicle/sports/bike accidents, diseases, medical, dental and psychological conditions, and surgical needs.

What makes you ineligible?

  • Housing requests, childcare, school supplies/books, elective procedures (i.e., Braces, and other non-emergency dental requests, fertility treatments, Lasik eye surgery, gastric bypass, etc.), medical expenses for relatives or dependents.

Important Requirements for Dental Applicants:

  • Dental requests will be reviewed by a dental consultant at Student Health to ensure that the procedure meets the “emergency criteria” before the SMERF committee will review an application.

Information provided by the applicant is confidential.