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:

  • Contact Andrew Brusletten, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, for guidance on applying for this 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 Student Affairs the reasons you need the loan; acceptable reasons generally involve an unforeseen lack of funds needed for food, housing, or learning materials, equipment, or supplies
  • Complete and submit an application form (provided by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs )
  • 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 Student Affairs 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 Luke Brist (bristl@uw.edu) if you have questions.

Authorized to sign these forms: Andrew Brusletten, Kelly Campbell.

To ensure that your needs are met in a timely matter, it is recommended that you contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs within a week. Emergency loans typically take up to a week to process.

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.