Emergency Funding

Douglas College Emergency Funding is available to domestic and international students who can demonstrate an urgent or unexpected financial need. Eligible students will receive a one-time disbursement of funds to help cover their immediate extenuating costs. This fund is not an alternative to governmental funding. All other sources of financial assistance should be exhausted before applying for the Emergency funding. 

    Circumstances that we may be able to help with

    Basic immediate needs such as:

    • Food security
    • Urgent living costs
    • Emergency health expenses
    • Transit fees if you are not eligible for UPASS

    Examples of expenses we cannot help with

    • Outstanding and upcoming tuition and fees to Douglas College
    • Financial support for partner and other family members
    • Previous debt obligations such as car payments and credit card bills
    • Non-essential expenses such as gym memberships and extraneous food and beverage costs

    Please note documentation supporting your claims will be required for assessment.

     

    How to access the fund

    Please contact your Student Success Advisor to help you manage your individual situation and explore options for short-term critical financial assistance. Student Success Advisors are available for support by email, Zoom and phone. Please email studentsuccess@douglascollege.ca to set up an appointment.

     

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