Student Emergency Fund


Purpose

The Denise and Tim Downey Student Emergency Fund was started to provide limited emergency funding for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) students experiencing financial hardship (e.g. Accident, Emergency, Illness, Other Unforeseen Event).

Funds may be utilized to cover expenses such as:

  • Essential academic needs (e.g. books and supplies).

  • Replacement of lost personal items due to fire, theft, flood, etc.

  • Housing needs (e.g. securing short-term housing, security deposits, assistance with utilities, etc.).

  • One-time / non-recurring medical expenses.

  • Emergency expenses related to dependents (e.g. childcare).

Students enrolled in the current semester as a part-time, half-time, or full-time student (or have pre-registered if between semesters) are eligible. Students are only eligible to receive funding from the Student Emergency Fund once per year and twice overall.

Application Requirements 

  • Students must be enrolled in the current semester as a part-time, half-time, or full-time student (or have pre-registered if between semesters).
  • Students must demonstrate financial hardship. Examples of hardship include, but are not limited to: (1) Accidents, (2) Emergencies, (3) Illness, and (4) Other Unforeseen Events.
  • Students are only eligible to receive funding from the Student Emergency Fund once per year and twice overall.
  • Students awarded funding will develop a plan for future financial stability in conjunction with the UTC Financial Wellness Center. 

Apply 

Complete the Student Emergency Fund application by clicking here