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Emergency Aid Program




Broward College has an Emergency Fund designed to assist students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of a temporary hardship related to unexpected situation. This aid is not a loan, and students are not expected to pay back the funds disbursed.


Types of eligible Emergency Aid include:


Academic Supplies
    Some examples include:
    • ​Loss of Academic Supplies

    • Lab Coats

    • Graduation Cap and Gown

    Housing
      Some examples include:
      • ​Essential Utility Bills

      • Sudden Loss of Housing

      • Temporary Housing

      • Eviction

      Medical
      • ​Physical and Mental Medical Emergencies

      Transportation
      Some examples include:
      • Bus/Train Passes

      • Gas/fuel

      • Uber/Lyft

      The Emergency Aid Application is Closed


      • Have an immediate and short-term financial need due to a sudden, unexpected, or unforeseen occurrence that requires immediate attention

      • Be a Degree-Seeking Broward College student

      • Complete and submit the required Student Emergency Fund Application  

      • Be able to provide acceptable supporting documentation as applicable


      ​The following stipulations apply:

      • A student is not guaranteed funds disbursement based on submitted application.

      • Grant to not exceed $750.00.

      • Only one submission request allowed per year.

      • Students must be currently enrolled BC students. Non-degree Seeking and International Students do not qualify.

      • Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified.

      • Student should receive notification of decision within 2-3 operational business days once all required documentation are submitted.
      • Disbursed funds may affect Financial Aid and/or could be subject to State/Federal taxes. These expenses are the responsibility of the student not the institution. 

      Exceptions to fund guidelines and stipulations will be considered on a case by case scenario.

       

      Visit your campus Student Outreach Services office for more information:

      • Central Campus: Building 19 Room 102
      • North Campus: Building 46 Room 237
      • South Campus: Building 68 Room 252



       (954)201-2310 |   sos@broward.edu 

      ​Please note: Response may take more than 2-3 days depending on the volume of applications the office is receiving.
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