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The UMD Student Crisis Fund is designed to provide emergency financial assistance when personal crisis and unexpected tragedy wreaks havoc upon a student's life. Through the fund and other campus counseling, academic and support resources, students can rely on the strength of their campus community.
Apply for UMD Student Crisis Fund Support

The UMD Student Crisis Fund is a resource for students who have an unexpected critical situation and need immediate financial support.

Any student, a member of the University community or any person concerned about a student can contact the UMD Student Crisis Fund. Students will be asked for basic information, to describe their circumstances of the emergency need and what other sources of funds are available. The details of a student's circumstances will be kept confidential.

Apply for Emergency Scholarship Aid

The Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance program at the University of Maryland is designed to help students avoid dropping out of school when faced with unforeseen financial difficulties. Dreamkeepers can help ease student worries about housing, food and utilities, tuition and books, transportation, childcare, and medical needs, allowing students faced with sudden financial obstacles to focus their energy on education.

Developed with support from Lumina Foundation for Education and the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Dreamkeepers program provides students with emergency funding to allow them to remain in school and obtain a post-secondary education.

Divine Nine Emergency Tuition Assistance Fund

The Divine Nine Emergency Tuition Assistance Fund provides tuition and textbooks for undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park who are also members of NPHC-affiliated organizations and experience unexpected financial need.

Eligibility requires students have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at time of application and are able to demonstrate that other sources of funding are unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances or extraordinary hardship.

The University of Maryland
Division of Student Affairs ▪ Office of Development and External Relations
8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200 ▪ College Park, MD 20740
sagiving@umd.edu ▪ (301) 314-4900