In 2009, an anonymous donor and the DSC jointly established an Emergency Student Loan Fun. This Fund is under the administration of the Director of Financial Aid, and decisions regarding loans, loan amounts, and repayment plans are subject to appeal by the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Emergency loans are capped at $500 if the student receiving the loan receives a fellowship or another source of financial aid (work study or a federal loan) for the semester in which the loan is disbursed.

If a student needs an emergency loan and does not meet the qualifying criteria above, they are eligible for up to $250.