HOPE Crisis Fund

HOPE stands for: Help, Opportunity, & Pathway to Empowerment

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.  

HOPE Applications will open: September 1, 2022; First application review starts September 8th

Application link is here: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAbUcwtW1Lr9DIq

 

Review of HOPE applications will occur once a week on Thursday mornings.

Consideration deadline each week is Wednesday at 11:59pm PST.

The current website information about what expenses do not automatically quality for HOPE support is perfect, so let’s leave that!

What does HOPE provide?

HOPE provides support based on 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 for HOPE support?

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

You may start the application via this link:https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAbUcwtW1Lr9DIq

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?

You may start the application via this link: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAbUcwtW1Lr9DIq

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

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

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

The HOPE Team will make every effort to respond to students in 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

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

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

The HOPE Team will make every effort to respond to students in 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