Thomas Jefferson University

JeffSecure

The JeffSecure emergency fund is intended to provide matriculated Jefferson students with short-term financial assistance in the event of unforeseen and unavoidable emergency expenses.

The fund is intended to minimize immediate critical needs as a result of unanticipated financial stress. Examples of immediate critical needs for which JeffSecure may be able to provide short-term support include, but are not limited to:

  • food insecurity
  • unusual or unforeseen medical expenses
  • need for shelter as a result of an unsafe living situation
  • travel or transportation of a student or a student's belongings home due to family emergency or death
  • assist with the loss of stolen school-related materials

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

Application Process Overview

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

To submit an application, click here.

JeffSecure Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is JeffSecure?
    JeffSecure is an emergency fund intended to provide matriculated Jefferson students with short-term financial assistance in the event of unforeseen and unavoidable emergency expenses. It is intended to minimize immediate critical needs as a result of unanticipated financial stress.
  • What are some examples of needs that will qualify for JeffSecure?
    Examples of JeffSecure needs include, but are not limited to, unusual or unforeseen medical expenses, travel or transportation of a student due to family emergency or death, or to assist with the loss of stolen school-related materials.
  • What are needs that will not qualify for JeffSecure?
    JeffSecure funds can’t be used for anticipated costs like tuition, fees, health insurance, or study abroad costs.  Non-essential utilities, parking tickets, entertainment or non-emergency travel also don’t qualify.
  • How can I apply for JeffSecure funds?
    You can apply for JeffSecure funds using the link found at the bottom of the JeffSecure website.
  • What is the application process?
    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.

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