Food Security Resources
Emergency Financial Resources
WWU Student Emergency Fund
Sustainable communities provide encouragement and support, in triumphs and challenges, through collaborations that make a meaningful differences in everyone’s lives. Our community is in just such a challenge right now, and we will persevere together by helping each other. The Western Washington University Foundation is utilizing its crowdfunding platform, VikingFunder, to support the Student Emergency Fund in response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. If you want to support at-risk Western Washington University students, please make a donation. Your gift will directly benefit students by providing relief for financial hardships such as:
- Housing and food insecurity
- Travel expenses related to returning home
- Technology needs to ensure students can access virtual learning
- Scholarship support for tuition and fees
Thank you for supporting the educational and financial needs of Western students. If you are a student in need of support during this challenging time, you can apply to the Student Emergency Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to alleviate or minimize an unforeseen financial barrier, including financial emergencies related to COVID‐19.
Emergency Loan Program
Western’s short term emergency loan remains available to assist with short-term cash-flow challenges (rent, groceries, etc.). The application is available on the Financial Aid department webpage and the $5 loan fee will be waived due to COVID-19.
What Can I Do to Help?
- Stay home as much as possible, especially if you feel any symptoms
- Wash your hands well and often
- Reach out to the people around you; social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation
- Look for opportunities to support people and businesses in your neighborhood and community who may be struggling
- Donate to the Student Emergency Fund to help fellow students in need