At SF State, students from all walks of life live their dreams of academic success. A crisis may be an unexpected life event or a circumstance that occurs in an unforeseen manner (out of the control of the student),
that can derail hope and leave a student in a critical situation. The monies awarded shall be determined by the appropriate Dean-of-Students administrator and is based on the funding available at the time of the request.
To help students manage these types of crises, SF State has established the SF State HOPE Crisis Fund (HOPE =
Help, Opportunity & Pathway to
Empowerment), a fund that assists students with financial help when they need it most to keep them on track to graduation. Students who receive assistance from the HOPE Crisis Fund realize that they’re not alone, that someone cares.
Disbursed funds will be the key difference between a student remaining on track to graduation;
Student must show evidence of the need and be enrolled
(full or part time) at the time of the loan application and in good student standing (academic and disciplinary);
If applying between semesters, student must have been enrolled during the previous term and be enrolled for the following term;
Recipients of this fund are not required to pay back the awarded monies, but are instead, encouraged to make a donation, of any dollar amount, to this fund when they are able, as a means to continue to offer this type of crisis support to future SF State
Funds can be used to cover educational expenses, including but not limited to tuition/fees/books/supplies, as well as unexpected medical expenses not covered by insurance or Student Health Services, travel expenses for family emergencies, food/rent, replacement
of items lost to theft/fire damage, etc. These funds are considered taxable income.
SF State fosters a campus free of sexual violence including sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and/or any form of sex or gender discrimination. If you disclose a personal experience as an SF State student in your application,
the application reader is required to notify the Title IX Coordinator by completing the report form available at http://titleix.sfsu.edu, emailing email@example.com or calling 338-2032.
To disclose any such violence confidentially, contact: The SAFE Place - (415) 338-2208; http://www.sfsu.edu/~safe_plc/ or Counseling and Psychological Services Center - (415) 338-2208; http://psyservs.sfsu.edu/. For
more information on your rights and available resources:
Additional consideration may will be given to upper division undergraduate students within one (1) semester of graduation.
If approved, the HOPE Crisis Fund recipient will be sent required paperwork to fill out. The expediency of having their check issued will depend on the ability of the recipient to return the required paperwork.
Note: Due to the extraordinary large number of applications during COVID-19, please allow approximately 4-6 weeks for application review and processing time.
Please provide specific and detailed information for how you will use the funds for a crisis need (please see definition of Crisis Need below). Be as specific as possible and break down the total dollar amount you requested to demonstrate how the funds will
Crisis Need: COVID19 circumstances that have significantly and immediately threatened the ability for a student to continue education at SF State
for Spring 2020, and/or the COVID19 circumstances have significantly threatened the ability for a student to have their individual basic needs met.
If you requested $500 above: $400 for food; $100 for medication