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Your gift can help remove barriers and ensure student success

Life is unpredictable, and it can be expensive. For some students, an unplanned expense can put them at risk of dropping out of college. The Student Life Student Advocacy Center established the Student Emergency Fund to make sure no Buckeye has to choose between pursuing their education and handling an emergency.

The Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to Ohio State’s undergraduate students who may be at risk of not finishing school, due to an unexpected financial emergency.

Even when students plan for the expected costs of attending college, like books and tuition, there can be unexpected obstacles that present major barriers to graduation. Imagine you are nearing graduation, and you discover that you need surgery. Or you are a commuter student and your car breaks down, leaving you without transportation to campus. Housing costs, auto care, childcare and medical bills are all common expenses that may prevent students from receiving their diploma, no matter how close they are to the finish line.

Financial emergencies especially affect underrepresented and nontraditional populations, like veterans, women and students of color. Providing financial assistance in difficult situations is one way that Ohio State is working to increase equitable access to higher education. With your gift, we can continue to support our students and cover unexpected costs that might threaten their education.

With your support, we hope to remove barriers to graduation and ensure that more of our students have the help they need to be successful in their college careers.


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