JeffSecure Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund Details

Examples of immediate critical needs for which JeffSecure may be able to provide short-term support include, but are not limited to:

Food insecurity (Short-term and reoccurring)

  • Jefferson Ramily Market
  • Food store cards
  • Non-perishable food supplies

Unavoidable or Unforeseen Emergencies

  • Travel or transportation of a student or a student's belongings home due to family emergency or death
  • Mental health co-pays
  • Lost or stolen academic-related materials
  • Shelter as a result of an unsafe living situation

Curricular Grants

  • Expenses to assure academic progressions
    • Computer support for students in immediate need
    • Curricular materials (e.g. books, design materials, class materials, software)

This fund is not intended to reimburse expenses that have already been paid (with the exception of emergency travel costs), nor is it intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid.

JeffSecure does not support:

  • Tuition, fees, health insurance or study abroad costs
  • Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable), household or furniture costs not related to damage or theft
  • Parking tickets
  • Entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses
  • Other anticipated expenses

JeffSecure is intended to minimize immediate critical needs as a result of unanticipated financial stress. Students will receive communication by email following their application, and may be asked to provide additional clarifying information. All applicants will be required to meet with a member of the JeffSecure Committee to discuss their situation in further detail.

The JeffSecure Committee will review all requests on a weekly basis. Please note that the Committee will consult with the University Financial Aid Office regarding requests for funds.

JeffSecure funding, if approved:

  • may take up to two weeks (from date of approval) to disburse
  • may require completion of a W-9 form
  • will only be granted once per matriculated student
  • does not have to be repaid

Click this link to: submit an application.

Students will receive communication by email following their application, and may be asked to provide additional clarifying information. All applicants will be required to meet with a member of the JeffSecure Committee to discuss their situation in further detail.

How is JeffSecure related to financial aid?

JeffSecure is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid.  Please note, however, that the JeffSecure Committee will consult with the University Financial Aid Office regarding all requests for funds.

How long will it take to receive funding?

JeffSecure funding, if approved, may take up to two weeks (from date of approval) to disburse.

How much money can I receive through JeffSecure?

JeffSecure funds are currently limited to $600 per student and will only be granted once per matriculated student.  It does not need to be repaid but may require a student to fill out a W9.

Contact Information

East Falls

Tim Butler
Email: Timothy.Butler@Jefferson.edu

Center City

Jennifer Fogerty, MSEd
Phone: 215-503-6335
Email: Jennifer.Fogerty@Jefferson.edu