Student Emergency Grant Funds

 Enrolled students who are experiencing a financial emergency  - defined as an unforeseen expense - may apply for emergency grants funded through the GV Cares Emergency Fund or the American Rescue Plan. Students also will be referred to additional campus, community, and financial literacy resources to help address root causes or contributing factors to the financial emergencies, and help students stay on track to graduate. The GV Cares Emergency Fund is made possible by the generous donations of staff, faculty members, alumni and friends of Grand View.

What Qualifies as an Emergency?


A financial emergency is defined as an unforeseen expense that, if not resolved quickly, could lead to the student's departure from Grand View University and a loss of momentum toward degree completion.

Examples of unforeseen expenses and required documentation include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with rent (a late notice or copy of lease)
  • Childcare (a letter from childcare provider)
  • Car repair (mechanic’s estimate)
  • Food/meals
  • Gas
  • Medical/dental expenses (medical bill)
  • Public transportation/bus pass
  • Books



For more information, please contact Michelle Martin, Director of Student Accounts at (515) 263-2941,  Ms. Julie Bantz, Controller at (515) 263-2847, Dustin Reis, Financial Aid Advisor at (515) 263-2819 or Jessica Asberry, Financial Aid Advisor at (515)263-2995.

Additional Resources for Students

Student Relief Resources