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Emergency Assistance


Student Emergency Assistance

Owens State Community College promotes the achievement of our students. We understand that to build success in the classroom, a student must maintain, as much as possible, stability in their life outside of school. However, in rare occasions, short-term personal financial matters may arise that could possibly prevent our students from being successful.

The Student Emergency Assistance Application is made available to degree or certificate seeking students who are in academic good standing, have encountered an unexpected financial hardship, and are in need of assistance with books and supplies through the Owens bookstore, or with non-educational related expenses, such as, mortgage, utilities, personal automobile expenses, public transportation, medical bills, and child care. The use of emergency assistance does not cover assistance with tuition related expenses.

The assistance is available once per academic year to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be degree or certificate seeking.
  • Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.
  • Must be in academic good standing.
  • Must be an eligible U.S. noncitizen or citizen. (Students defined as eligible noncitizens are those individuals who would meet the citizenship requirement for federal aid eligibility.)
  • Must be eligible for in-state tuition.

Applicants may not be Owens State Community College employees or a dependent there of who is receiving a tuition waiver.

The maximum amount of assistance is $500 and subject to the funds available. All awarded emergency assistance will be counted as an additional resource when packaging financial aid.

Interested applicants may submit the Student Emergency Assistance Fund Application, along with supporting documentation, to the Oserve office at either the Findlay or Toledo campus. Applicants are encouraged to meet with an Oserve Advocate prior to the submission of the application.

All efforts will be made to review and process emergency assistance requests in 3-5 business days. Requests may be submitted in-between semesters, but decisions are only made when a semester is in session and registration for the semester is confirmed.