Falcons Care

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. 


Emergency Funds

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
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Travel
  • Technology/technology upgrades
  • University expenses
  • Books/class supplies

Helping Falcons Fly

Falcon Bazaar and Professional Clothing Closet

The Falcon Bazaar Necessity and Food Pantry and Professional Clothing Closet is located in Hammond Hall, room G-15 and serves our students, faculty, and staff who may suffer from food insecurity. It is a free service. 
Read more about: Falcon Bazaar and Professional Clothing Closet


The Fitchburg State CARE Team includes representatives from across the institution, with a focus on reaching out to students whose behavior has in some way has come to the attention of others. We determine a plan of action (if deemed appropriate and needed) that is in the best interest of the student and the campus community.
Read more about: CARE Team

Career Services and Advising

We can help you set goals, stay organized, review your four year plan of study, as well as refer you to other campus support services in order to ensure your continued success.
Read more about: Career Services and Advising

Financial Aid

Financial Aid assists students who, without financial assistance, would be unable to attend college.
Read more about: Financial Aid


We understand that during these uncertain times,  students wanting to live on campus might be financially challenged to do so. Because of this identified need, Fitchburg State has made available approximately $500,000 in support of student residential living.  
Read more about: Housing

Student Affairs

Student Affairs helps promote the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of students.
Read more about: Student Affairs

TRIO Student Support

The TRIO Student Support Services Program (formerly known as Expanding Horizons) promotes the academic success of our students who complete a TRIO SSS application. 
Read more about: TRIO Student Support

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.

Current student

How We've Helped By The Numbers This Year

pounds of food collected this year
student visits to the Falcon Bazaar
visits to the Professional Clothing Closet