Student Emergency Fund

BUSSW has created a limited emergency fund available to help currently enrolled MSW students who are experiencing acute emergencies due to the COVID-19 crisis and are seeking a one-time request for financial assistance. While we are committed to supporting our students in a variety of ways during the pandemic, please understand that we may not be able to address some situations due to limited funds. For this reason, there will be a maximum amount of $250 available to student applicant. Please note that we also offer limited no-cost loans to assist when Federal Unsubsidized Loan eligibility has been exhausted.

In order for us to assist students, we need to ensure that there isn’t an owed balance for the current semester or if the student has reached their maximum budget eligibility with other financial assistance.  The BUSSW Dean will make final determinations regarding these requests after careful consideration of each situation after reviewing their financial aid status.

For those students who may be dealing with food insecurity, please find helpful information here.

Request for Emergency Funds

Please complete the form below to request emergency funds. The School of Social Work will contact you within two business days with additional information and instructions on next steps. Kindly attach any documentation you may have to substantiate or support this request (medical documentation, bills, etc.).

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, jpg, docx, csv, xlsx, png.
    If you are unable to upload your file, please email the file to Ina Frye at ifrye@bu.edu.

The BUSSW Dean will make the final determination for requests.

For additional information, please contact Ina Frye at ifrye@bu.edu.