The Fontbonne Emergency Fund exists as a resource available for both full and part-time Fontbonne University students. Students who have exhausted every source of Institutional Financial Aid, yet have unforeseen expenses that threaten to impact their attendance and academic success are encouraged to apply.
Please fill out the application, linked below, completely.
The Fontbonne Emergency Fund Committee reviews all applications. The Office of Financial Aid will determine each applicant’s eligibility for additional funding. If additional information is needed, a committee member will contact you.
Once the application is received, the committee will contact you within 72 hours to request a meeting or conversation about your request. Decisions will be made within 48 hours of meeting.
Since the amount available in The Fontbonne Emergency Fund can vary, the committee will make every effort to fund a portion of the requested amount. In some circumstances, the committee may decide to offer funding as a loan to the student with an agreed upon re-payment plan.
Please indicate on the application if you are applying to purchase textbooks for classes at Fontbonne; if so, a voucher can be given to the applicant to use at the bookstore.
The committee reserves the right to deny funding to applicants who neglect to follow the instructions, or for whom information is missing.
Students cannot receiving funding if:
Students may make funding requests for one-time unexpected or unanticipated financial needs, including but not limited to:
In some circumstances, students will receive direct need donations.
Congress passed three economic stimulus bills that allocated funds to higher education institutions. Originally known as the CARES Act when the first bill was signed these packages have now been renamed HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds). The allocations were based on the institution’s enrollment of Federal Pell Grant recipients and the total number of students who do not receive this aid.
For more information on HERF click here.