Emergency Funding

The University of Regina provides emergency funding assistance to students whose continued education at the University of Regina is at risk due to unexpected financial pressures.

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to apply for emergency funding if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Full-time U of R student (registered for a minimum of 9 credit hours for undergraduate students, or 6 credit hours for graduate students)
  • U of R student attending a co-operative work placement
  • U of R student enrolled in the ESL program

With the exception of students in their first semester of study (either new to the University or returning after a minimum one year absence), applicants for emergency funding should have achieved a minimum average of 60% in their courses in the last completed semester. Applicants should be in good financial standing with the University of Regina (no overdue funds owing to the University of Regina). Students are normally permitted only one emergency funding application in their academic career at the University of Regina.  Students may be eligible for either an emergency loan or bursary.  If a student is determinded to be eligible for an emergency loan, the loan must be repaid in the same term that it was borrowed in.

How to Apply

To apply, students complete an application form which will determine their level of financial need.  Supporting documentation will be submitted as evidence of the level of financial need in the form of outstanding bills, bank statements, book list, proof of income, and receipts.  Students will also be given a brief interview.

Where to Apply

 There are different ways to apply, depending on how you are enrolled, as follows:

  • University of Regina Students

Students should make application to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office located in the Administration-Humanities Building, Room 108.

Phone: 306-585-4591

Email: student.loans@uregina.ca

  • Faculty of Education, Faculty of Social Work, Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College Students

The following Colleges/Faculties have emergency funding for their students and should be contacted before applying for support through the University of Regina Emergency Fund.

Faculty of Education:  306-585-4537
Faculty of Social Work:  306-585-4554
Campion College:  306-359-1231
First Nations University of Canada: 306-790-5950, ext 3134
Luther College: 306-585-5028
  • International Students

International Students requesting financial support through this fund will be referred to the Associate Director of UR International Enrolment Services.  Information and recommendations provided by UR International will be used as a basis for consideration.

UR International:        306-585-4017

Costs Covered

The following expenses are covered by the fund (this list is not presumed to be complete):  rent, housing, or mortgage payments, books, energy, power, food, transportation, basic telephone, essential clothing, drug prescriptions, emergency dentistry, eye wear, exceptional life circumstances (e.g., illness in family, fire, flooding).

Costs Not Covered

Under most circumstances, the following costs are not covered: vehicle insurance, vehicle payments, vehicle lease payments, vehicle license plates (for students who do not have to commute to study), car repairs, cable television, credit card debts, exceptional long distance charges, Internet connection fees. Tuition fees and university-related fees are not covered by emergency funding. Students whose tuition fees are in arrears should contact the Financial Services Office directly to make arrangements for repayment.


Students have the right to appeal decisions regarding emergency funding applications to the Director, Enrolment Services or his/her designate.

Amount of Loan

In most circumstances, a student is eligible for a maximum amount of $2,000.

Other Options

If you are finding it difficult to make ends meet or plan your finances, we encourage you to come and speak with a representative from Student Awards and Financial Aid to help you develop a plan to ensure all your expenses are covered.  We can also highlight award and bursary programs you may be eligible for, as well as third-party funding/support options. We are open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:15pm, in the Ad-Hum Building, room 108, and can be reached at 306-585-4591 or 1-800-644-4756.

The Student's Union offers a number of services, including the Student Advocate who can assist you with financial and academic problems.