The Jack Canfield Student Medical Emergency Relief Fund (SMERF) provides grants to students with expenses related to medical, dental, psychological, and optical emergencies.  For the purpose of this fund, a medical emergency is a condition, injury, or illness that poses a risk to a person’s life, long-term health, or well-being and requires timely intervention.
** Prescription or medical care cost related to on-going, non emergency conditions are NOT Covered.

For all Dental requests we need the recommendation from student health dental to provide SMERF assistance. If this is a dental request/emergency please contact Student Health Dental @ 

All requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The creators of this fund endeavored to ensure that students could receive support as they work to attain their educational goals.

We are located @ Department of Recreation
Recreation Center Room 1110
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3025

The office is open Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Excluding official University holidays)

Any other inquiries can be directed to the SMERF Account Manager at or (805) 893-3253