HOPE Crisis Fund

HOPE Response Team

HOPE Response is here for students experiencing financial crisis that could derail their path toward SF State graduation.

As a reminder, the following expenses are expected as part of your academic journey and do not automatically qualify for HOPE Response support:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing/food/Living expenses
  • Books and school supplies
  • Technology for school
  • Travel/transportation/commuting expenses (check out the Gator Pass for info on transit benefits!)

 

 

HOPE Response encourages students who are experiencing a financial crisis to reach out for referrals and resources.The team will review and respond to all applicants.  

 

The HOPE application opens for the Spring semester on January, 18th, 2022. To explore supportive resources in your community please visit 211.org. If you are experiencing an emergency that requires immediate attention, please contact University Police Department at (415) 338 -2222.

 

Review of applications will be on Thursdays and we will begin review on January 27th

https://basicneeds.sfsu.edu/emergencyfunds

What does HOPE provide?

HOPE provides support based off a student’s individual needs. Common support includes:

  • One-time emergency funding

  •  Referrals to on-and-off campus departments, programs and resources

  •  Support navigating University barriers

Please note HOPE emergency funding provides small, one-time awards.

Am I eligible to for HOPE support?

We encourage all SF State students in need to reach out to for support.

Basic eligibility requirements for most services include:

  • A student must be enrolled at SF State University in the current, or upcoming semester

  • A student must be experiencing an unexpected financial crisis, that has the potential to derail their educational opportunities

  • A student must explore other forms of support or resolution prior to requesting HOPE support

  • Other eligibility requirements may apply

Though not all applicants will qualify for emergency funding, the HOPE Response Team will work to ensure students are connected with meaningful resources.

How do I request support from the HOPE Response Team?

Review of applications will be on Thursdays and we will begin review on January 27th

If you are experiencing a crisis that needs immediate attention, for example you do not have a safe space to sleep tonight, please email basicneeds@sfsu.edu. 

https://basicneeds.sfsu.edu/emergencyfunds

 

How long will it take to hear back after I submit my request?

Review of applications will be on Thursdays and we will begin review on January 27th

 

HOPE requests are reviewed every Thursdays, in the order receive.  Please submit your request by 5 pm on Monday to ensure it is reviewed that week.  

The HOPE Team will make every effort to response to students a timely manner.

If you are experiencing a crisis that needs immediate attention, for example you do not have a safe space to sleep tonight, please email basicneeds@sfsu.edu

https://basicneeds.sfsu.edu/emergencyfunds