Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Student Emergency Fund

In an effort to provide assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are encouraged to apply for emergency funding through a centralized application currently being managed by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The university will be using a number of financial resources to assist students during this time. Students may find the application and additional information here.  


The generous donations, in combination with other university and federal funds, have helped to support students through a variety of resources, such as Margaret Herlan Busch Student Assistance Fund, Student Emergency Fund, Together As Buckeyes Emergency Grants, and Course Hero, and the ECMC Foundation Grant. Your continued kindness is much appreciated and has made a great impact in the lives of our students.

If you wish to support emergency financial assistance for Ohio State Students, please visit the donation page



Information submitted may be shared with other university offices that have a need to know for purposes of reviewing and processing this request, and/or to comply with university policy or law.


For more information about the student emergency funding, contact the Student Life Student Advocacy Center ( / 614-292-1111) or BuckeyeLink ( / 614-292-0300)