Student Emergency Fund

Hours and Location
Mon-Fri8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Miles Connor
3rd Floor
Student Emergency Fund
Student Affairs

The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) is designed to ensure that students attending Coppin State University have access to emergency aid when needed. SEF is a revolving account.

Funding Criteria (Subject to Change)

  1. SEF is specifically earmarked to cover such emergencies as (a) rent evictions, (b) gas and electric turn-off, (c) transportation to and from school, i.e., bus or cab fare (car payments and insurance do not apply), (d) child care, and (e) food (on-campus Meal Plan).
  2. The student must provide documented proof (when possible) of need, i.e., eviction notices, electric turn-off notices, etc., (must be in student name).
  3. The dollar amount of the fund may vary. Exceptions maybe made only by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
  4. The student must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.
  5. Full-time employees are not eligible to receive the Student Emergency Fund (SEF).
  6. The Student Emergency Fund will be granted during the fall and spring semesters only.

Application Process

  1. A SEF application may be picked up from the Coordinator for the Student Emergency Fund.
  2. Student completes the Student Emergency Fund application and submits supporting documentation as needed.
  3. Student will schedule an interview with the designated SEF Coordinator.
  4. Interviews will be held on Monday, thru Friday.
  5. Information that is provided will be verified as deemed necessary.
  6. Decision to approve or disapprove of the SEF fund is made by the Coordinator for Student Emergency Fund (SEF) or a designee.
  7. Exceptions are made only by a recommendation from the Coordinator for Emergency Fund or a designee.

Check Preparation/Disbursement

  1. If the student is approved for the Student Emergency Fund (SEF), the SEF Agreement is completed.
  2. The student will sign the SEF Agreement.
  3. A copy of the SEF Application is forwarded to the Division of Institutional Advancement for processing.
  4. Checks will be issued within five working days after submission of completed documentation to the Coordinator for the Student Emergency Fund (SEF).

Reporting and Accountability Requirement

The Coordinator for Student Emergency Fund will submit a written report to the Division of Institutional Advancement on a quarterly basis.

  1. An account balance is due weekly to the SEF Coordinator by the Division of Institutional Advancement.
  2. The Division of Institutional Advancement shall write all checks and handle all bookkeeping.
  3. The Coordinator for Student Emergency Fund (SEF) shall maintain all Student Emergency Fund (SEF) files.