Emergency Financial Needs

Financial Support Resources

  • Emergency Loans

    If you're experiencing temporary financial hardship, the Office of the Bursar can help out. Short-term emergency loans are available to students who are experiencing temporary financial distress or that are in need of necessities. Find out more about the short-term emergency loans process and eligibility here.

  • Student Assistance Fund

    The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) provides financial assistance to students to help prevent emergency situations or unexpected financial needs from impacting a student’s ability to fully participate in their experience at the University of Denver (DU). The fund is designed to offset a short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid or other sources of income. Students can explore how to address long-term needs by meeting with a Student Outreach & Support (SOS) Case Manager to determine available options. 

    Student Assistance Fund