Personal Expense Fund

The Personal Expense Fund is designed to support student engagement with BCSG-recognized clubs, select major events, and other activities approved by Campus Life that require an out-of-pocket expense.

There are many club activities for which the cost exceeds what a club’s account can provide, including funding from other sources

While student clubs and organizations should strive for offering activities that do not come at an added expense to those wishing to participate, due to financial realities, there may be some circumstances that require an out-of pocket expense that members are expected to contribute. 

Students that are unable to cover these types of out-of-pocket expenses are encouraged to apply for support from the Personal Expense Fund.

Any student may apply for this funding. Please note that Campus Life recommends submitting this request a minimum of two weeks prior to the activity to ensure enough time for it to be reviewed.

Approved personal expense funding is considered taxable income by the federal government. If you are a student employee, associated taxes will be deducted from your next paycheck. If you are not a student employee, you are responsible for reporting all taxable income to the federal government.


Applications will be reviewed by Campus Life based on the following criteria:

  • The activity must be a BCSG-recognized club activity for which there is not enough funding from the club’s account, and all other funding options have been exhausted, resulting in a personal expense expected of all individuals participating in the activity. This fund is designed to support students who qualify as having high financial need or extenuating circumstances that have created a significant financial burden.


  • The activity must be a Campus Life supported major event or activity that has a ticket cost, i.e. Fall Concert, Senior Week events that have a ticket price, etc.
  • After submission of this application, a meeting with Campus Life staff to discuss the expected personal expense.