Did you know?
Fitchburg State University can assist in securing additional funds to help you no matter the circumstances. Whether it's more money to finance your education, housing, meals, or emergency non-university, unanticipated expenses, we are here to provide the assistance you need.
We have the Falcon Bazaar Food and Necessities Pantry on campus in Hammond Hall, G15 for our students experiencing food insecurity. Donations can be dropped off or ordered directly from our wish list and they'll be delivered to the pantry.
The university has the following options available for emergency funding:
- Emergency Grants - The university has different types of emergency grants available to undergraduate students, either funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or by donations from alumni and friends of the university. These grants are designed to help undergraduate students with expenses that are directly or indirectly related to their academics and do not require repayment. Undergraduate students can contact the Office of Student Affairs for more information and the application process.
- Emergency Small Loan Program - The Office of Student Affairs can provide loans, typically up to $100, to help undergraduate students manage unexpected financial situations quickly. These loans are issued in the form of a check made payable to the student and are repaid through Student Accounts. Undergraduate students have used these loans for purposes such as:
- Textbooks or online education materials
- Food during university breaks or other living expenses.
Possible Expenses Covered by Emergency Funds
Funds are available for things such as (including but not limited to):
- Food Insecurity
- Technology/technology upgrades
- University expenses
- Books/class supplies
The Bazaar has been keeping me afloat this summer and I’m so thankful for it. It has helped me and probably many others as well.
Helping Falcons Fly
- Affordable Connectivity Program
- College Thriver Education app
- Handshake - job listings off campus
- Keeping in touch with Students and Families Experiencing Homelessness During School Building Closures
- Local Food Pantries
- MA Hunger Free Campus Coalition
- MA Student Basic Needs Security
- MASSCAP - Massachusetts Association for Community Action (Fuel Assistance)
- McKinney-Vento Services/Liaisons
- Moving to College (MTC)
- One Family Scholarship
- Open Education Resources (OER)
- Removing Barriers to Online Enrollment for Students Experiencing Homelessness
- ROTEL Grant
- Signs of Potential Homelessness in a Virtual Learning World
- SNAP Application
- SNAP Eligibility
- Student Loan Forgiveness Act
- Swipe it Forward Program