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Emergency Funding for Students

LA&PS Emergency Bursaries

We know that these are unprecedented times. You are not alone if you are in need of immediate short-term financial relief because of lost wages, emergency travel or unexpected expenses due to COVID-19.

The LA&PS Emergency Bursary is administered by the Associate Dean, Students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. This fund is positioned to help students who are experiencing financial need due to exceptional or unexpected circumstances. However, the LA&PS Emergency Bursary Fund is not positioned to help with major, ongoing expenses and is not intended for covering tuition fees.

Typically, the maximum for this bursary is $1000, with $1000 only being given in extreme circumstances.

To be considered for funding, applicants must demonstrate financial need and have completed the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session.

Note: Due to limited funds, this bursary will not fund a student’s entire financial need. Both full and part-time students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.

Domestic students must:

  • be in enrolled in the Faculty of LA&PS
  • experience financial difficulty through unforeseen circumstances
  • be registered and pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • be enrolled in courses at the time of application

Questions should be directed to awdslaps@yorku.ca.

International students must:

  • be in the Faculty of LA&PS
  • be an international (study permit) student, paying international fees
  • experience financial difficulty through unforeseen circumstances
  • be in your second year or above
  • be registered and pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • be enrolled in courses at the time of application
  • have already applied to the York International Student Bursary.

Questions should be directed to gce@yorku.ca.

Graduate students: Apply for assistance through the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Emergency Bursary.

*Please visit the Student Financial Services website for full details on additional bursaries along with information on how to apply.