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The Student Emergency Aid Fund helps students who need assistance with one-time school or life expenses up to $1,000.

Protocol effective Oct. 24, 2022

All SEAF must first be applied to any balance on your student account before living expenses or incidentals.

Eligibility to receive funds

To be eligible to receive SEAF, you must:

  • have a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • have utilized all financial resources, including student loans
    • special circumstances may be considered
  • be enrolled in the term in which you're applying
  • and not be receiving more than $500 in a refund or cash advance in the term in which you're applying.

Note: Dual credit students are not eligible to receive SEAF. Contact your high school counselor for financial assistance information.

Funding categories

Current balance on student account

  • You must be able to demonstrate the ability to fully satisfy the balance, including the amount requested from SEAF.
  • If you're in a payment plan, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to satisfy payment installment, including the amount requested from SEAF.

Book scholarship

Full requested amount, maximum $1,000
  • Applicable to rented books only.
  • You must provide your own credit/debit card information in the event the books aren't returned.

Living expenses

  • Rent (maximum $1,000)
    • You must receive a notice of eviction or past-due notice.
  • Utilities (maximum $1,000)
    • You must receive a notice of cutoff.
  • Medical bills (maximum $1,000)
    • You must receive a final notice or warning of being sent to collections.
  • Vehicle
    • Repairs (maximum $500) - Provide a copy of invoice.
    • Insurance (maximum $500) - You must receive a final notice for nonpayment.
    • Note/payment (maximum $500) - You must receive final notice for nonpayment.

Living incidentals

Maximum $250, one-time payment
  • No documentation required.
  • Includes groceries, cell phone bill, internet and childcare.

SEAF cannot be used for:

  • parking permits or tickets
  • court costs or civil/criminal fines
  • past due/prior balances on your student account
    • These are balances owed for a term other than the one in which you're applying.
  • late add/reinstatement fees
  • 3-peat tuition
  • and excessive hours fees.

Applying for SEAF

All enrolled students are eligible to apply for emergency aid online. This link is open after the seventh day of a full fall or spring term and closes 10 days before the start of the following full term. As the SEAF process includes multiple offices across campus, this closure period allows for the processing of received SEAF applications.


Dean of Students Office
Fax: 936.468.7111  

Physical Address:
1936 North Street
Rusk Building, Third Floor Lobby

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13066, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas  75962