The University of St. Thomas

Dean of Students

Emergency Loan Fund


The Student Emergency Loan and Food Program is a program administered by the Dean of Students. These loans are issued to qualified students at the University of St. Thomas for emergency situations. Loans will be issued only as long as funds are available in the program.


Loan Information

Eligibility to apply

Criteria for Loans

A financial emergency is defined as a situation where a student has no means of obtaining funds for the emergency situation; all avenues of seeking funds have been exhausted.

Examples of financial emergencies:

  • A death in the family requiring travel
  • Eviction from a housing situation
  • Medical expenses (where payment is required before care can be provided)
  • Loss of child care without payment

The following are not considered a financial emergency:

  • Credit card bills
  • Car payments
  • Monthly rent payments where an eviction is not pending

How to Apply

Application forms are available in the Dean of Students Office (Room 241, Anderson Student Center). Students are required to meet with the Dean of Students or designee. Upon approval of the loan, checks may be picked up from the Accounts Payable Department during posted office hours (check processing may take an additional 1-2 days). Students will be required to present their student I.D. and one other valid picture I.D. (i.e., driver's license, passport) at the time of application and when picking up their check. 


Required forms

Contact Us


ASC 241





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