A fund to help students struggling with finances during the COVID-19 pandemic

We know students sometimes encounter unforeseen catastrophic events which can create financial emergencies. In response, thanks to a generous donor, MARY QUANDT, A 1976 MSU GRADUATE, Minot State University has created the Student Emergency Fund to assist students by providing assistance funds in times of crisis. These funds do not need to be repaid and are intended to help students meet unforeseen financial emergencies that might otherwise prevent them from continuing their education.

We understand that every student’s situation is unique and each request will be considered carefully and confidentially. Generally, funds will be within an average range of $50 to $500 per approved request and will be added to the student's university account for disbursement. The number of students who can be served by the Student Emergency Fund depends on the availability of funds and the urgency of the situation. 

  • Replacement of books or other essential academic equipment due to theft, fire, or other disaster
  • Travel related costs related to death or illness in immediate family
  • Costs related to medication or health care
  • Sudden loss of income
  • Tuition, fees, study abroad, insurance
  • Parking tickets or other fines
  • Entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel
  • Non-essential household or personal expenses
  • Be enrolled at Minot State University at the time of application for emergency funds
  • Applicant must have an immediate financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident or other unexpected event
  • Must meet with a designated representative from Financial Aid to receive emergency funds

If you are currently receiving financial aid, please be aware that receiving funding from the Emergency Fund may affect your financial aid package.  Applications for emergency funds will be reviewed quickly and, if approved, every attempt will be made to disburse the funds in a timely manner. Applications will be reviewed by the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of Financial Aid, and a representative from the Advancement Office.