The Moody College of Communication Student Emergency Fund was created with the mission of supporting students through various emergencies. We are aware that a financial contribution cannot fix all of the unique issues that a student may be facing, but we believe the emergency funds we are able to provide can help students get back on a path of success.
Funds provided in these emergency cases shall not exceed $300 and are granted at the discretion of the Dean’s Office. Funds DO NOT have to be repaid.
Types of Expenses
Typical expenses that may be covered include, but are not limited to:
- Medications/Prescriptions or costs related to medical care
- Safety related needs (i.e. changing a lock on a vehicle or home)
- Replacement of personal belongings due to fire or natural disaster
- Essential expenses because of a hardship related to an emergency situation (i.e. rent, utilities, food)
NOTE: The Moody College of Communication Student Emergency Fund cannot fund expenses related to educational needs (i.e. computers, software, books, etc.)
- Applicants must be students in the Moody College of Communication.
- Applicants must have a temporary financial hardship resulting from an emergency situation as outlined above.
- Applicants must not have received financial support through the CARES Act.
- Applicants must upload documentation of their financial need.
- Documentation should include copies of bills, receipts, legal notices, etc.
- Expenses not covered: tuition and fees, educational expenses, study abroad costs, non-essential utilities, parking tickets, etc.
- All documentation must include the applicant's name and the date and the bill should clearly state the amount and type of expense. If the documentation does not include those elements it will not be accepted.
Once we confirm that your application is complete and accurate, we will respond within 7-14 days. The application will be reviewed by an advisory committee and submitted for approval to the Dean’s Office. Students may only receive financial assistance from the Moody Student Emergency Fund once.
NOTE: Moody College emergency funding may impact previously awarded aid, and is coordinated with the Student Emergency Services program and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. You may be contacted for additional information in connection with this application.
- UT Student Emergency Fund - limited emergency financial support to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship. Student Emergency Services is no longer offering emergency aid for COVID-related expenses.
- Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid – Apply for emergency loans
- Texas Global – Apply for emergency tuition and cash loans
- 2-1-1 Texas - A comprehensive list of resources in your local community for Texas residents.
If you or your parents have experienced a recent reduction in income or financial resources due to extenuating circumstances and you have already completed the FAFSA, please complete the income reduction appeal for the appropriate academic year via DocuSign to receive more comprehensive aid than this emergency fund is able to offer. The income reduction appeal (formerly known as the special circumstances appeal) allows UT Austin to assess your financial aid and make any adjustments to your financial aid package given your current situation. You may request a PDF via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, but please note that PDF processing times may be delayed.