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 $500 each.

With the help of generous donors, we were able to assist 92 students out of 100 cases in Fall 2017.

Emergency grants will be available beginning the 6th week of the semester until funds are exhausted.

Complete the Spring 2018 Emergency Grant Application now!


Basic Needs Grant

USP is able to provide a limited amount of grants in the amount of $2500 to students who do not qualify for work study. Applicants will be prioritized based on financial need. Please complete this application if you fit in this category.