Emergency and Other Grants

Emergency Grants

USP offers two types of Emergency Grants for students that:

  1. Are not receiving federal Financial Aid and loans;
  2. Are Dream Aid recipients; and
  3. Are undocumented.

Emergency grants do not have to be paid back and students apply through an online application. Students are awarded based on need and on a first-come first-served basis. The application is posted by the sixth week of each semester. Students can only receive each emergency grant one time per academic year. The housing emergency grant is intended for extenuating housing-related costs whereas the general emergency grant is intended for extenuating food security, medical, dental, computer, and other unforeseen emergencies.

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Each grant is awarded for up to $800 each.

The application for the Spring 2023 semester is now open. Please apply here.

USP Scholarship

USP is able to provide a limited amount of scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to students who do not qualify for work study. Applicants will be prioritized based on financial need. Please apply here.

Mental Health Refund Application

USP is able to provide refunds to students for costs related to mental health support. For more information and to access the application, please see our Mental Health Support page.