University Life’s Summer 2020 Student Emergency Assistance Fund (The Summer Fund), which opened May 26, has seen over 1,150 requests for help so far. The Fund continues to address the needs of students who face unexpected financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Summer Fund has disbursed $820,790 and assisted 603 Mason-enrolled students with emergency needs such as rent payments, utilities, food, medical bills and health insurance, and laptops to continue their learning. Emergency funding for summer closes Friday, August 7. Applications for Fall 2020 emergency assistance funding are available beginning Monday, August 17.
University Life is grateful for the continued support of Mason’s Giving Day, Patriots Helping Patriots, and funding from the CARES Act, which provided much-needed assistance to Mason students. More information on Student Emergency Assistance Fund.