Student Emergency Aid Fund

In partnership with the Office of Institutional Advancement,  the Division of Student Affairs works strategically with its partners to ensure that a Temple education is both affordable and accessible for all students. To that end, we will continue to advocate for supporting students through opportunities like the Dr. Theresa Powell Student Emergency Aid Fund.

What is the Dr. Theresa Powell Student Emergency Aid Fund ?

The purpose of the Dr. Theresa Powell Student Emergency Aid Fund is to provide short-term financial assistance with unusual or unforeseen circumstances.

In order to be eligible to receive funding students must:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree-seeking program
  • Demonstrate financial hardship due to emergency, accident, illness, or other unforeseen events
  • Must have exhausted alternative funding options for assistance.
    • These may include emergency loans through academic departments, Student Financial Services, or other university sources
  • Students must provide documentation (e.g., police report, medical bill, car repair bill, etc.)

If you are in need of emergency aid, please fill out online application.

*Until further notice, there will be a pause in awarding Student Emergency Aid due to depleted funding.

We will provide an update once we are able to begin accepting applications again.

Thank you for your understanding. - Office of the Dean of Students 04/01/2024