Emergency Aid for Military-Affiliated Students

Emergency aid at the University of Kansas is intended to be a one-time grant to assist students who are experiencing a small, unforeseen expense. The intention of this funding is to provide a student with access to funds to help them overcome a small financial emergency that impacts student success. Emergency aid is intended to be a last resort option after other financial options have been exhausted.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Military-Affiliated Student Center has two funds to offer emergency assistance to undergraduate and graduate students:

  • Military-Affiliated Student Emergency Fund for dependents, spouses, veterans, Guard, Reservists, active duty and ROTC
  • Spencer Duncan Make it Count Fund for veterans, Guard, Reservists, active duty and ROTC

Eligible students should indicate that they have a military affiliation on the aid application to be considered for the military-affiliated specific funds.

Students who apply for these funds may also be automatically considered for other available emergency aid funding.

Learn More/Apply

For more information and a link to the application, please visit the Emergency Aid Network page.


Emergency funds are 100% donor funded. For those interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please visit the Military-Affiliated Student Emergency Fund.