Providing financial assistance to students facing financial emergencies

We understand that, for students who are struggling to make ends meet, a setback such as an unexpected car repair or medical bill may represent a major financial crisis, sometimes causing students to withdraw from college. To keep students on track to earn their degrees, Mount Mary University has established an emergency aid fund, provided to the University to support students with financial emergencies. By quickly removing financial distractions, students can refocus on their studies and continue toward graduation.

Application Information

The Dash Grant program provides financial assistance to undergraduate students with an EFC of $7000 or under who are facing financial emergencies that could impact their educational success at Mount Mary.

The President’s Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to all Mount Mary students (graduate and undergraduate) who are facing financial emergencies that could impact their educational success at Mount Mary.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Transportation (Bus Pass, Personal Auto)
  • Childcare
  • Food
  • Housing/Rent
  • Utilities
  • Medical/Dental

Ineligible expenses include:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Mount Mary Fees
  • Entertainment
  • Legal Fees
  • Alcohol/Tobacco

Am I eligible for the funding?

In order to be eligible to receive funding, students must:

  • Provide a statement about the change in financial circumstances
  • Provide documentation to support the financial emergency (bills, estimates, receipts)
  • Please note: Additional documentation to issue payment may be requested (i.e., a W9 to pay a landlord) and will be communicated to students

Students may receive one emergency grant, up to $1000, over a two-year period. Special exceptions to this policy may apply. Assistance will be granted to all students who meet the eligibility requirements outlined above, so long as funding remains available.

If students do not meet these eligibility requirements, or if there are any questions, please contact Student Affairs at


Award Payments

If approved for funding, payments will be made directly to a third party. Payment type will be determined by the University on a case-by-case basis. Once approved, award payments will be made available as quickly as possible. Students will be notified about their application status through their Mount Mary email account.

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