Business Office

Emergency Student Loans

Emergency Loan Application Form (fillable PDF)

Emergency loans are available to students who experience an emergency and have a temporary need for funds. An emergency is defined as an unexpected need that could not have been reasonably foreseen. If you request an emergency loan you must be able to repay it from personal funds within 30 days.

Emergency loan applications are available online and can be submitted in person to the Business Office (Morgan 103) or can be scanned and sent to business-office@washburn.edu, subject to the guidelines below::

  1. You must have a Washburn University GPA of at least 2.0.
  2. You must not have defaulted on a previous emergency loan.
  3. You must not have already received an emergency loan for the current academic term.
  4. Emergency loans are available only when classes are in session. No loans are issued between terms.
  5. Emergency loans will not be granted to pay charges due to Washburn University.
  6. The emergency loan request must be for an emergency, as defined above. Rent, for example, is not an emergency.
  7. The Business Office reserves the right to require documentation substantiating the nature of the emergency.
  8. If the application is scanned and sent to the Business Office via email, the image received must be clear when printed or viewed electronically.  Poor quality images must be resubmitted or the paperwork delivered in person to the Business Office, Morgan 103.

Emergency loans are due and payable in full within 30 days of the date granted. Emergency loans not fully repaid by the due date will result in a $25 late fee and a hold being placed on the student account.

Payments returned for insufficient funds are subject to a $30 service charge, in addition to the late fee and hold on the student account.

Law Students must submit appliations to the Law School. Some of the terms may slightly differ from those stated above.  Information about law school emergency loans is available on the Law School website.