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In Times of Trouble

Student Assistance Fund


If you are dealing with a crisis that needs immediate response, contact Campus Safety (303-871-3000).


The Student Assistance Fund provides limited financial assistance to currently enrolled University of Denver students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation. The fund is designated to off-set a short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid. Therefore, long term needs can be addressed by meeting with a Student Outreach & Support Case Manager to determine available options. Funds are awarded as a grant, and unlike a loan, do not need to be repaid. Funds may count as income and may be subject to federal and/or state taxes.

More information about the fund can be found on the Student Outreach & Support website


The number of students who can be served by the fund is subject to available resources. The fund must be sustained by contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the University. To donate to the fund,

  • Visit
  • Click on "Give Now" button in the upper right hand corner
  • Under Designations, select "Click Here for More Options"
  • Under current initiatives, select "Student Emergency Fund" or type "Student Emergency Fund" into the search bar
  • Make a donation of any amount to support the SEF


For additional information about the fund, contact the Office of Student Outreach & Support at 303-871-4724 or by email at