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 students who 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 electronic devices, such as laptops and calculators, nor 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 and maintaining Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Pass/fail courses must have a grade of PNP.
  • 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.)

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 subject to the funds available and the decision of the emergency assistance committee. 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.