Nursing Hardship Funds
The Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing recognizes that students may experience unforeseen financial emergencies. If you are in need of short-term financial assistance, please submit an application for funding support from the College’s emergency funds:
In rare cases, awards from these funds may impact the amount of aid that a student receives from other sources – most often by reducing the amount of student or parent educational loans. However, this only occurs if a student is already receiving financial aid up to their total cost of attendance for the semester awarded.
Penn State established a Student Emergency Fund to help meet the immediate needs of students experiencing unforeseen financial emergencies and crisis situations. More information about Penn State’s COVID-19 resources can be found using the links below:
Additional Student Resources
To help navigate difficult times, Penn State has many resources to support students both in and out of the classroom.
Student Care & Advocacy: This office helps to support students facing unforeseen challenges including basic needs, academic concerns, and health/wellness issues.
Lion’s Pantry: To help battle food insecurity, Lion Pantry serves as the on-campus food pantry for students.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS offers a wide range of mental health services including counseling, crisis intervention, psychiatric services, and community outreach.
Student Disability Services: This office helps empower students with disabilities to seek reasonable accommodations, provides resources, and facilitates interactions with peers.
Penn State Global: Specifically supporting international students, this office can help support students with advising, immigration services, and training.