We are tremendously grateful for all of your support for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund. Our students are still in need of emergency help, and your support provides a lifeline for those who would have nowhere else to turn.
Fall Quarter has come to an end at DePaul, and we look to the next calendar year with hope for an end to the pandemic and new opportunities for our students and their families.
This fall, we received 114 individual requests for assistance. Students received awards totaling $53,400 to help get them through these difficult times.
Many requests during this time were a result of the ongoing impact of the pandemic, specifically job loss or reduced hours. If a student tested positive for COVID & had to quarantine, they were not compensated during that time. Additionally, students have reported difficulty with finding minimum wage jobs due to the competition and limited availability. A majority of the requests were for rent/housing, utilities and food assistance.
THANK YOU for being there when our students needed you most!