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West Virginia State University Emergency Assistance Fund

The West Virginia State University Emergency Assistance Fund was created to provide gift assistance to students with an unforeseen financial hardship that may impact their academic success at West Virginia State University.

Examples of Financial Hardships Considered

  • Family/personal emergencies
  • Housing and living costs
  • Loss of income
  • Technology needs
  • Textbooks
  • Transportation needs
Credit card debt and other non-emergent matters may not be considered.
Note: Students who do not qualify for the WVSU Emergency Assistance Fund who have student account balances, are encouraged to contact the Cashier’s Office


To be eligible, students must:
  • Be in good standing with the University.
  • Be currently enrolled and attending classes in a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate program at WVSU.
  • Complete the Emergency Assistance Fund Application.
  • Applicants must provide documentation reflecting their financial emergency.

Guidelines & Processes

  • The funds do not need to be repaid; however, they may be subject to federal taxes.  Please consult with your tax preparer or accountant.
  • The Office of Financial Aid will review the application and will consider the student’s financial aid file to ensure that all financial aid eligibility is being utilized.
  • Up to $500 may be awarded to eligible students.
  • Students may only receive funding once per academic year.

Applying for the Funds

  • Apply here.
  • Applications will be accepted as long as funding is available.
  • Each application is will be reviewed promptly, and a decision will be shared within one week of submission.


For more information about the WVSU Emergency Assistance Fund, contact Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at emergencyfund@wvstateu.edu.

If you are interested in supporting the WVSU Emergency Assistance Fund through a charitable donation, please contact the WVSU Foundation at (304) 766-3021 or foundation@wvstateu.edu. Gifts may be made online at https://give.wvstateu.edu/project/20671.
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