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Emergency Loans

Emergency loans from the School of Pharmacy are offered on a short-term or long-term basis with a maximum of $1,000 – $3,000 per year.

To apply for an emergency loan:

To be eligible for an emergency loan, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time (12 credits minimum)
  • Be available to discuss with the Assistant Dean for Program Operations the reasons you need the loan; acceptable reasons generally involve an unforeseen lack of funds needed for food, housing, transportation, learning materials, equipment, or supplies
  • Complete and submit an application form
  • Sign a promissory note with Student Fiscal Services

Short term option:

  • A short term emergency loan requires 90-day repayment policy or upon demand when financial aid or Stafford disbursement is received.
  • No interest will be charged, if repaid on time.
  • The short term loan fund is not considered as a resource to financial aid eligibility.

Long term option:

  • Interest rates vary.
  • This long-term loan fund is considered a financial resource in financial aid eligibility and requires notifying the Financial Aid Office by filling out a Revision Request form.
  • Student must keep lender updated on his or her own enrollment status.
  • It is your responsibility to consult the Assistant Dean for Program Operations for information on the repayment schedule for these loans.

Guidelines for Completing the application form:

  • “Loan amount” – enter amount discussed and agreed to by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
  • Loan type:” check “Departmental.”
  • Continue completing the following pertinent information: “Name, Address, Employer Information, Parent’s Information, References (two) and your Signature.”
  • Of note: If an applicant has “0” unmet need, and we award a student an emergency long term loan (as opposed to short term loan), the UW will most likely deduct from the current UW loan package. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid if you have questions.

Other UW Financial Aid Resources

Student Loan Program Terms

U.S. College Grants and Scholarships

Loan Sources

Louis & Gertrude Rubenstein Endowed Memorial Short- and Long-Term Loan Fund, Goodrich Short- Term and Long Term Loan Fund and the Pharmacist Union Loan Fund.