Emergency Aid

Student Outreach and Retention (SOaR) emergency aid may be available to support enrolled Syracuse University students with one-time financial assistance of up to $500, in the event of a personal crisis that includes an unexpected, unforeseen and/or unavoidable emergency expense.

If you are a student in need of or you are aware of a student in need of,  emergency financial assistance,  please schedule an appointment with a SOaR case manager or make a referral.

The following list offers some examples of possible expenses covered by emergency aid. If the reason you are seeking funds is not listed below, that does not mean it won’t be considered. A case manager will fully evaluate your situation and determine how we can best help.

  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Safety Needs (i.e. Changing a lock.)
  • Basic needs due to loss from fire, theft or natural disaster.
  • Emergency Travel

Expenses that are NOT covered by emergency aid include but are not limited to the following.

  • Tuition, fees, health insurance and study abroad costs.
  • Pet, emotional support animal or service animal care.
  • Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable), household or furniture costs.
  • Regularly anticipated fixed expenses (i.e. rent).
  • Parking tickets.
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses.
  • Other anticipated expenses.