Emergency funding

Sometimes, even with the best planning, you may run into a situation that is out of your control and may need short-term financial help. Emergency Funding may be an option that is short-term, and generally a one-time, emergency fund that can help cover a temporary shortfall due to an unexpected emergency situation when no other financial options are available.  All requests for financial support are confidential and separate from your academic record.  

Eligibility Requirements 

Emergency Funding is available to domestic and international students who are current registered students at ϼ, and who can demonstrate an unexpected and unforeseen temporary financial need due to extenuating circumstances. 

Examples of situations where we may be able to help:  

  • Food and essential items  

  • Rent or temporary emergency housing  

  • Unexpected childcare costs 

  • Medical emergencies and medical costs not covered through DSU Health and Dental  

  • Unexpected travel expenses 

  • Theft or accidents 

  • Unexpected loss of employment  

Items that Douglas does not provide funding for include (but not limited to) costs tied to tuition and student fees, car payments, loan payments, personal debt and pet care. Emergency funding is not intended to support family or friends.  

Please note documentation supporting your claims may be required for assessment. For example, a student facing housing issues may be required to submit a rental agreement . 

Ways to request emergency funds: 

  1. Contact your Student Success Advisor 

  2. Submit an online application   

Emergency funds are available year-round and are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

 Contact a Student Success Advisor (SSA) 

One option is to contact your SSA to discuss your situation. You can find your SSA’s direct contact  by logging into myAccount and clicking on the Student Success Advisor link on the main menu to view your SSA’s name and email address.

If you have not yet been assigned an SSA please contact studentsuccess@douglascollege.ca