Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund

Thanks to the generosity of our faculty, staff, alumni, and friends donors, the Student Emergency Fund was established to help ensure that Manhattanville students have access to the support and resources they need to successfully recover from unexpected financial challenges. The goal of these funds is to prevent one small emergency from derailing a student’s progress towards a degree. The fund is intended to provide a one-time award to assist the student in immediate financial need and is not a replacement for financial aid. The lists below are not exhaustive and other needs may be eligible to receive emergency funds.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a full-time, degree seeking undergraduate student who demonstrate financial hardship or encounter unforeseen and inadvertent financial difficulty that threatens their academic progress.
  • Submit an application with statement of need and supporting documents
  • Enrolled for classes during the term the emergency funds are being requested. Funds can only be requested once per academic year. 


Manhattanville College Student Emergency Fund Request Form


Application Process

Applications are reviewed by a committee of members from across the campus. The student emergency fund has limited funding with a maximum request of $250 available for students who qualify. Funding is limited and not all requests can be approved. You can expect to hear back  within 72 business hours from the application submission date.

Expenses Covered by the Emergency Fund
  • Medical, dental or mental health emergency expenses that are not covered by insurance
  • Replacement costs of essential personal belongings in the event of fire, theft or natural disaster that are not covered by insurance; not lost due to negligence
  • Travel in the case of the death or illness of an immediate family member
  • Temporary support costs for a student in a dangerous situation due to threats or acts of violence
  • Individually-recommended or required services that are considered critical to a student’s success, for example, diagnostic testing for Accessibility Resources
  • Support for emergency dependent-related expenses, for example, child care
  • Books and other essential academic expenses
  • Fees for immigration- or visa-related documents, etc.
Expenses Not Covered by the Emergency Fund
  • Tuition, fees, room, board
  • Study Abroad costs
  • Costs of optional programs, entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel and other non-essential expenses
  • Insurance fees
  • Costs associated with criminal or civil court cases.

Giving to the Student Emergency Fund


Students who benefit from the Student Emergency Fund are deeply grateful for the support of the institution at a difficult time in their lives. Your contributions help sustain the fund and provide students with the opportunity to overcome financial hurdles and to persist towards graduation.

Contribute to the Student Emergency Fund

Additional Resources

Please click here for other resources that may be able to assist you. 


Contact Cindy Porter, Vice President of Student Affairs at or 914.323.5135