Student Support Form

Sometimes students encounter a life-changing moment but don't have the resources to meet these unexpected needs. This may be a personal or family emergency, an unforeseen expense, or a career opportunity that lies just beyond the student's means. There are many different programs to assist students, from computing support to housing on campus for students who cannot go home during breaks.

Through support from the University and its generous donors, the Spiders Helping Spiders initiative helps students with unanticipated expenses and financial emergencies, including access to the University's Student Emergency Fund. All full-time, degree-seeking students are eligible to apply for emergency financial support, as well as part-time degree-seeking undergraduate students. Supported students must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Students are encouraged to fully describe the emergency they are facing, but financial support through the Student Emergency Fund typically will not exceed $250 within a single academic year.

If you need to request student support, please complete the brief form below, and you will be contacted by your College Dean or the office best able to assist you.

If you have challenges in repairing a personal computer or need to borrow a laptop computer for academic purposes, complete a Technology Assistance Request within UR's SpiderTechNet Portal.

First Name:

Last Name:

Campus/Local Address:
Campus P.O. Box or Street Address:


Select College:
Westhampton Richmond

Campus Email:


Name of Person or Office who referred you to the Spiders Helping Spiders Fund:

Type of Assistance being sought:
Laptop or computer problems
Graduate School application fees
Interview clothing or travel to a job interview
Travel home due to family emergency
Assistance when the University is closed for winter break

The Spiders Helping Spiders Initiative is designed to support students with demonstrated financial need. By clicking this box below I affirm that I am receiving need-based financial aid from the University or have had a significant change in circumstances for which I need financial assistance.
I affirm

Please briefly describe (<200 words) the support you are seeking and why you are in need of support.

I certify that the attached statements are true and accurate.
I Certify

Signature (type name here):




The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of students’ educational records and personal information, including financial aid status. Considering the sensitivity of situations of financial hardship, all information shared by a student requesting emergency funding support is confidential. The University’s FERPA policy is available online.