Loyola University Chicago

Office of the Dean of Students

Division of Student Development


The Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) is available to support students who experience unforeseen financial emergencies during the academic year. Requests for emergency CARE funds available through DOS are considered on a case-by-case basis. Funding for emergency hardships may include support for the following: 

  • Book costs and essential course materials

  • Food and basic needs 

  • Transporation expenses due to an unanticipated crisis, emergency or other urgent circumstance

  • Housing insecurity

  • Other personal expenses as a result of a personal emergency

Loyola students are eligible to receive emergency CARE funds once per academic year up to $500.00. The amount awarded is determined by need and is subject to the availability of funds. CARE funds are not a substitute for financial aid or student loans and may not be applied toward tuition and fees. All financial aid and student loan options must be reviewed before being considered for CARE funds.

Eligibility for financial hardship funds:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student or demonstrate future enrollment for continuing students

  • Must have exhausted all other possible financial resources, including student loans, before applying for emergency hardship funds

To request support, submit a Personal Concerns CARE referral and complete a DOS CARE Funds form through the CURA Network at www.LUC.edu/cura