The Emergency Grant is designed to assist all Washburn students enrolled in Spring or Summer 2020 semesters with unforeseen expenses for food, housing, course material, technology, health care, child care, or other as a result of COVID-19. Applications will be reviewed by a committee and you will be notified when a determination is made. You should receive a response within 2 weeks from the date you applied. Award amounts may vary and are available on a first come first serve basis.

Applicants must meet the following requirements

  • Completed FAFSA with Washburn's school code of 001949 and eligibility to receive title IV aid. A FAFSA may not be required depending on the circumstances (example international/DACA students).Students eligible to receive title IV funding through the FAFSA must have a completed FAFSA application on file in order to be considered for the grant. Get more information on how to complete the FAFSA.
  • If enrolled in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020, complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA. If enrolled in Fall 2020, complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA.
  • Enrollment in courses that experienced a disruption due to COVID-19
  • Complete the Emergency Grant application. 

Applicants for the Emergency Grant will receive an email notification to their Washburn email account after a determination has been made.  If approved, grant funds will be made available directly to the student and will not automatically be used to pay tuition charges or other balances at Washburn.  To expedite the process, we also encourage you to sign up for Direct Deposit.  If direct deposit has not been set up, a check will be mailed to your address on file.  Be sure to verify your address on MyWashburn. 

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Financial Aid Office
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Ph: 785-670-1151
Fax: 785-670-1079

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