Graduate/Professional Student Support Fund

Application Information

To apply, Please complete the Graduate Student Support Fund Application.

The Student Support Funds, established by the Professional Student Senate (PSS) and the Undergraduate Student Senate (USS), assist students during a time of crisis when a clear financial need exists. This fund supplements existing financial resources to help students who are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses because of a temporary hardship caused by unforseen circumstances, such as a loss of a job or benefit, accident, illness, death of a family member, fire damage, or need for temporary housing. Funding is usually limited to $500 or less.

The Student Emergency Fund is designed to minimize immediate critical needs of students caused by acute financial stress, such as (but not limited to):

  • Assistance with food, child care, rent, or utilities
  • Emergency or temporary housing
  • Replacement of personal belongings or other essential needs not covered by insurance
  • Medications or costs related to medical care not covered by insurance
  • Transportation costs
  • Safety related expenses due to acts of violence or other victimization (shelter, changing locks, etc.)
  • Books, tuition, fees, or other school related expenses


Pacific University students enrolled at least half-time are eligible to apply. Funds are limited; in order to qualify, you must demonstrate you have a financial emergency that impacts your ability to succeed at Pacific. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis; submission of an application does not mean you will be awarded.

Note:  Student Emergency Funds meet the federal definition of estimated financial assistance; therefore, students receiving financial aid equal to their Cost of Attendance must document their need for additional funding.  Your financial aid counselor can assist you with a Cost of Attendance increase request.

At Pacific, we value a student’s right to privacy and comply with all applicable federal privacy regulations, including FERPA.  The information you provide in this application will be used only by University employees, and only for the purpose of identifying resources to assist and support your continued enrollment at Pacific.