Students may apply for Light the Way Emergency Fund (pdf) at any time, however, a student may only be awarded Light the Way Emergency Funds once during their time as a student at Northeastern State University.
Award amounts will typically not exceed $500. Should a student require a greater amount, a team composed of trained staff familiar with financial aid and other resources available at Northeastern State University will evaluate the circumstances, determine if the student is eligible to receive the funds and provide additional support.
If approved, a student will be notified of that approval. Funds will then be distributed through NSU’s Way2Go debit card or through electronic disbursement to a student’s bank account in keeping with the student’s refund information logged through the “Manage Bursar Account” icon on goNSU. In most cases, funds will be distributed within 2 business days of funding approval. Notification of disbursement will be provided to the student via email. If banking information or the NSU Way2Go are not set up please contact the business office for assistance. If needed, production and receipt of an NSU Way2Go card will add an additional 7-10 day processing time.
Eligibility will be in part determined by a student’s current Financial Aid status. Only when Financial Aid options are exhausted will a student be considered for Light the Way funding. The Emergency Fund Application reviewers will determine the appropriate funding amount should a student meet criteria for the award.
Awards are subject to the availability of funds. Decisions regarding funding will be made on a case-by-case basis and are considered final.
A follow-up meeting may be required in order for you to provide documentation regarding the use of funds and/or to connect you with other resources as needed.
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