We know unexpected things can happen to good students. The Xavier Emergency Grant is one more way the University lives the Jesuit value of Cura Personalis and the Musketeer motto, "All For One."

Have you ever had an emergency?

  • Did the emergency impact your judgment to attend or miss a class?
  • Did the emergency cause you to drop out of school for a semester or year?

If you responded yes to any of these questions, we have a solution for you. Xavier University received funding through the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affliates Dash Grant Program for student emergency grants. These funds are available to qualified students for a one-time occurrence over a two-year period (2017-2019).




Funding is limited to undergraduate students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,000 or less, so you must submit the 2018-19 FAFSA to be considered. A student's Success Coach or Financial Aid Counselor can help them determine their family's EFC. The maximum grant amount is $1,000, and proof of the emergency is required. Award amounts are determined on a case-by- case basis.

Types of emergencies that can be funded through the Xavier Emergency Grant include:

  • Housing/rent
  • Food
  • Medical/dental expenses
  • Transportation needs
  • Child care


School expenses that include (but are not limited to) tuition, fees, books, computers, parking permits and fines.


We know emergencies happen. When they do, and you have a true financial need, here are the steps to take:

  • Explain the nature of the emergency to a representative in the Student Success Center (SSC) in CLC 530, to ensure that it meets the criteria for consideration.
  • Be recommended by SSC to apply for the emergency grant. If not approved, the student will be encouraged to reach out to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  • If approved by the SSC, you will need to submit an application to Great Lakes at: https://xavier.dreamkeepers.org/login.php. Students are notified of acceptance within two business days of application submission, followed by the approved amount sent to the vendor or business on your behalf. You will be required to upload estimates or receipts as part of the application process.




  • Visit the Student Success Center in the Conaton Learning Commons, fifth floor
  • Call us at 513-745-3141