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Emergency Funds

Winston-Salem State University
Emergency Grant and Loans

WSSU provides limited emergency grants and loans to help students through unexpected financial crises, such as illness, family job loss, and delays in other types of funding, such as financial aid, paycheck, or military benefits.

The final date for Emergency Grants submissions for the Spring 2024 semester will be Friday, April 26, 2024. 

Please check back for an update about when Emergency Grants will become available again after the first day of classes in the fall 2024 semester.

Application Guidelines

  • Students may only access emergency funds one time during their total enrollment at Winston-Salem State University.
  • Students must use their Winston-Salem State University email address to communicate with the Emergency Funding Team.
  • All students are required to complete an in-person interview prior to submitting an application for emergency funds and must coordinate this meeting by emailing
  • IMPORTANT: To qualify for an Emergency Fund and Grant, you must complete a financial coaching session with Dr. Terrance Martin in advance of your approval. You will need to contact him at to schedule your financial coaching session.

Covered Emergency Expenses

  • Expenses for which emergency funds may be used include but are not limited to: past due rent, past due utility bills, car repair bills, past due car payments, past due car insurance/tag/registration fee, hospital/medical/doctor bills, essential educational supplies, etc.  Items that are not emergencies will not be considered for funding.  Each grant and loan may have additional requirements or restrictions, so please read each grant and loan application carefully.
  • Documentation must be provided with your application for funding.  Without documentation, your request will not be considered.
  • Please read carefull each of the grant or loan opportunities, as some have specific requirements for eligibility.

Types of Funds Available