Emergency Funding for Students

LA&PS Emergency Bursaries

We know that these are unprecedented times. You are not alone if you are in need of immediate short-term financial relief because of lost wages, emergency travel or unexpected expenses due to COVID-19.

The LA&PS Emergency Bursary is administered by the Associate Dean, Students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. This fund is positioned to help students who are experiencing financial need due to exceptional or unexpected circumstances. However, the LA&PS Emergency Bursary Fund is not positioned to help with major, ongoing expenses and is not intended for covering tuition fees.

Typically, the maximum for this bursary is $1000.00, with $1000 only being given in extreme circumstances.

To be considered for funding, applicants must demonstrate financial need and have completed the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session.
Student Financial Profile (SFP)

Domestic Students must:

  • be in enrolled in the Faculty of LA&PS
  • experience financial difficulty through unforeseen circumstances
  • be registered and pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • be enrolled in courses at the time of application

International Students must:

  • be in the Faculty of LA&PS
  • be an international (study permit) student, paying international fees
  • experience financial difficulty through unforeseen circumstances
  • be in your second year or above
  • be registered and pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • be enrolled in courses at the time of application
  • have already applied to the York International Student Bursary.

Note: Due to limited funds, this bursary will not fund a student’s entire financial need.
Note: Both full and part-time students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.

Domestic students: Complete the online application form.
Questions should be directed to awdslaps@yorku.ca.

International students: Complete the online application form.
Questions should be directed to gce@yorku.ca.

Graduate students: Apply for assistance through the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Emergency Bursary.

*Please visit the Student Financial Services website for full details on additional bursaries along with information on how to apply.