The UBSSW Students Helping Students Fund was created to help fellow students through emergencies that might otherwise disrupt a student’s progress towards earning their UB SSW degree. It is currently maintained through the Random Acts of Coffee campaign and other donations from students, faculty/staff, and alumni. As a student-funded account, availability of funds may vary.
These funds offer temporary one-time financial assistance for immediate and current emergency situations. Emergencies involve circumstances which are beyond the student’s, control such as: death in the family, accident, loss of property, loss of income, or unanticipated educational expenses.
Students in need of assistance need to note the following before applying for funding:
Examples of situations where Students Helping Students Fund might be utilized:
Please note that the Students Helping Students Fund cannot be utilized for tuition assistance.
*Exemptions from these guidelines may be made at the discretion of the School of Social Work's Office of Student Services. Student's academic, financial and other relevant information may be used to determine eligibility. All applications will be treated as private and will be shared only on an as-needed basis.*
If you have any questions or concerns regarding requesting funds, please contact Dana Horne Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Affairs and Director of Student Services at (716) 645-1229 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.