Short-term Contingency Loans

Short-term contingency loans are available to students coping with unexpected financial emergencies. Typically no more than $1,000, they are repayable through deduction from stipend checks or federal loan disbursements.

To apply for a short-term contingency loan:

  • You must be an enrolled graduate student with some means of financial support.
  • Complete the¬†short-term loan application.
  • Sign a promissory note in the Office of Finance and Treasury¬†when you pick up your check.
  • Short-term contingency loans are limited to two per student per academic year.
  • Students wishing to borrow more than $1,000 may want to consider a federal loan.