Emergency Aid Program

Student Emergency Fund Program

The StFX Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance for StFX students to address the most urgent cases of students who have nowhere else to turn and are at risk of being prevented from achieving their goal of a StFX diploma or degree. Students may be considered for funding for situations that are:

  • time sensitive
  • arise outside of the regular bursary program eligibility dates and criteria
  • unforeseen
  • cannot be addressed by any other means

Application

Students may apply using the online Student Emergency Fund Application Form for the fall 2021 term.

Students are welcome to access support completing the application from the University by contacting the StFX Financial Aid Office (financialaid@stfx.ca) or any other support office on campus.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to the Student Emergency Fund, a student must:

  • Be academically eligible - must normally be registered in a credit-based degree or diploma program.
  • Be actively registered as a student at StFX at the time of application.
  • Demonstrate financial need in the application, specific to student related costs and resources.
  • Not able to apply for the regular StFX General or Limited bursary programs because:
    • need occurs outside of bursary program eligibility dates,
    • the timelines for bursary awarding will not meet the urgent need of the student;
    • the regular bursary funds have been expended for the current budget year;
    • or the student does not qualify for regular bursary funding but demonstrates urgent financial need.
  • Demonstrate commitment to doing all they can to manage and contribute to their finances, including accessing government student loan or bank line of credit, or other funding programs as applicable. The purpose of the Student Emergency Fund is not to provide a means for students to avoid incurring typical student debt (student loans/bank education loans).
  • This fund may not normally be used to address outstanding student account balances or past debt. The Student Emergency Fund is not intended to replace lost wages when students are eligible for aid, such as government run programs, to support the loss of part time and summer wages.

Notification

Applications will be reviewed weekly, all applicants will be notified of decisions via their StFX email account.

 

Jeannine Deveau Equity Fund Emergency Grant Program

The Jeannine Deveau Equity Fund supports an Emergency Grant program for Mi'Kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and African Nova Scotian students. This program provides financial assistance to students who encounter emergency costs related to their studies that, if not addressed, would prevent them from persisting at StFX. Applicants may be considered for funding for situations that are:

  • time sensitive
  • unforeseen
  • cannot be addressed by any other means
  • directly affect their ability to study at StFX in the current term

Application

Students may apply using the online Deveau Emergency Grant Application Form for the fall 2021 term. Applicants must be actively registered in studies at StFX at the time of application.

Students are welcome to access support completing the application from the University by contacting the StFX Indigenous Student Advising, StFX Black Student Advising, StFX Financial Aid Office (financialaid@stfx.ca) or any other support office of their choosing.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to the Jeannine Deveau Equity Fund Emergency Grants Program, a student must:

  • Be studying in an academic diploma or degree program and be actively enrolled in courses during the term in which they are applying for aid.
  • Be actively registered as a student at StFX at the time of application.
  • Demonstrate financial need in the application, specific to student related costs and resources.
  • Eligible candidates are people who are identified as Mi’kmaq by the Mi’kmaq communities of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or PEI or Wolastoqiyik by the Wolastoqiyik communities of New Brunswick; or,
  • Who identify themselves as Indigenous Black Nova Scotian. For the purpose of this program, Indigenous Black Nova Scotians are individuals who are Black and: (a) were born and raised in Nova Scotia OR (b) who have a substantial connection with a historically Black community in Nova Scotia. 

Notification

Applications will be reviewed weekly, all applicants will be notified of decisions via their StFX email account.