Student Emergency Funding

At Bates College, we recognize that unforeseen circumstances impact student success and well-being. In the case of a sudden, temporary, and/or unexpected financial emergency, students can apply to receive Bates College student emergency funding. Expenses potentially covered include travel costs related to a family emergency, urgent medical expenses that are uncovered by insurance, the replacement of an essential personal item, etc.

Student Emergency Funding is available for emergency expenses when a financial aid package has been exhausted and/or for expenses that are not covered by financial aid. As such, students who apply to receive emergency funding may be asked to visit the Office of Student Financial Services to review their eligibility to receive financial aid.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive financial aid and experience a change in their financial circumstance should contact the Office of Student Financial Services.  Examples of a change in financial circumstance include the loss of employment, reduction of income, etc..   Student Financial Services is located at Libbey Forum, 44 Mountain Ave. and can be contacted at 207-786-6096 or 

Emergency funding requests are reviewed weekly by the Senior Associate Dean of Students for Student Support and Community Standards.

For more information about the Bates Student Emergency Fund and for application instructions please contact the Administrative Coordinator for Student Affairs at, 207-786-6220, or visit Lane Hall 103.