Tartan Emergency Support Fund

Unforeseen Expenses Needing Immediate Assistance (i.e., Travel, Moving Costs, Rent, Food)

The Tartan Emergency Support Fund has been established through the generosity of alumni, friends of the university, Undergraduate Student Senate, Graduate Student Assembly and student organizations to provide enrolled CMU students with emergency funds to assist with unforeseeable expenses related to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this fund is to cover unexpected circumstances needing immediate assistance, such as moving expenses, rent, food, medication, and other personal health and safety needs. The Tartan Emergency Support fund does not require repayment; however, students receiving these funds are responsible for any potential tax implications. This fund supplements the existing Emergency Student Loan (ESL) program administered by the Office of the Dean of Students. Both of these fund options will utilize the existing ESL form to receive and process requests. The ESL form is being used for student convenience allowing 24/7 submission and tracking of TESF requests.

To apply, either call the Office of the Dean of Students at 412-268-2075 to speak with a staff member or complete the online ESL application noting any COVID-19 specific impact. 

For additional information about special financial assistance in response to COVID-19 please visit Student Financial Services