Emergency Support Resources

Additional Resources to Navigate a Financial Emergency

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Connect with a Financial Aid Advisor

Office of Student Financial Aid Advisors

We encourage you to schedule some time with one of our Financial Aid Advisors who are ready to continue the conversation with you.  Our advisors can talk with you about additional funding options, discuss special circumstance appeals, and can share financial wellness resources and strategies with you. Appointments can be made through StarFish or via email at finaid@finaid.wisc.edu.

Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office has resources to help connect students with campus resources and support, as well as the place to report incidents like hate and bias, sexual assault, and hazing. Crisis Loans are also available when unexpected life events or circumstances take place that cause financial hardship in a student’s life. Connect with the Dean of Students Office by phone, email or live chat.

Tenant Resource Center

Tenant Resource Center

Application for CARES Act fund available for low income renters in Dane County that are struggling with past or future rent payments or facing eviction. Find out more information about eligibility here.

Basic Needs Resources

Basic Needs Support 

The Office of Student Financial Aid has compiled a list of resources that may help members of our community. This list focuses on the Madison area – if you need resources in a different area, the United Way 211 will give you information based on your zip code. You can also call 211 and will be given information for the nearest emergency food provider.

In addition our Basic Needs Assistant’s are also available to help you get connected to resources that support your Basic Needs. You can reach out to us directly via email with any questions or to set-up a time to connect: basic.needs@finaid.wisc.eu.


Office of Student Financial Aid Success Services

Success Services

The Office of Student Financial Aid offers resources through Success Services to support a your experience on campus.   Our Success Coaches are available to offer 1:1 support to help you build a plan for your future success. You can reach out to us directly via email with any questions or to set-up a time to connect: success@finaid.wisc.edu.

University Health Services

University Health Services

University Health Services is committed to supporting students as we all are navigating these unprecedented times.  Many of the UHS services are available remotely including SilverCloud, an online, self-guided, interactive mental health resource that provides students with accessible cognitive behavioral interventions 24 hours a day.

Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)


The Wisconsin Scholarship Hub features a wide variety of scholarships available to UW-Madison students.  Learn more about applying for scholarships here.

Student Employment

Student Jobs

Student Jobs provide not only an opportunity to support financial needs, but also to build important skills and gain valuable connections. Explore student employment opportunities both on and off campus within the Student Jobs website.

COVID-19 Response for Students

COVID-19 Response for Students

As a part of our COVID-19 response, there are also a variety of additional resources available to help you, including Academic Support as well as Health & Safety. As the situation continues to evolve, the Smart Restart for students will continue to be updated.  If you are looking for information about immigration or travel, please visit the International Student Services website.