Student Emergency Aid Committee

The Holy Cross Student Emergency Aid Committee (SEAC) supports students who have extenuating financial requests that are not typically covered by traditional financial aid. 

The last date to request Student Emergency Aid is Monday, May 15 by 5pm. The form will reopen on Monday, July 10.

Travel Requests - please note that it can take up to 5 business days to process requests, not including making the travel arrangements. Due to this we are unable to take last minute requests.  

The deadlines for May departure requests are as follows:

  • April 28 - for all flight, train, and bus requests
  • Three business days prior to your departure for shuttle requests

The Student Emergency Aid Committee (SEAC) is able to centralize student funding requests and direct them for consideration to the most appropriate committees and funds that are supported by our generous alumni as well as departments across our campus community. All requests are private and only individuals involved with funding or resource decisions are provided access to details pertaining to the request for funding. 

The last date to request Student Emergency Aid is Monday, May 15 by 5pm. The form will reopen on Monday, July 10.

Qualifying requests include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Loss from theft, flood, or fire
  • Transportation home for a family emergency (i.e., sick family member, funeral, etc.)
  • Graduate school application fees
  • Technology*
  • Food Insecurity**
*To request a loaner Chromebook or webcam, send an email to Holy Cross Information Technology Services, For all other technology needs, fill out the Student Emergency Aid request form.

**You will be connected with your Financial Aid advisor to continue the conversation around your individual needs.

Non-qualifying requests include, but are not limited to:

  • Unmet bursar payments, including current and past due tuition and fees
  • Parking tickets
  • Federal or state taxes
  • Family member(s) expenses
  • Personal debt including student loans
  • Shipping and storage expenses

Student Emergency Aid Process

Students are considered for emergency funds by submitting a complete,

Please allow 2 business days for a response to funding requests. If a response is needed within 2 business days, please reach out to a co-chair of the committee directly, in addition to completing the online application.

In some cases, the emergency aid committee members may seek to connect students with additional student support services depending on the nature of the emergency. In those cases, a member of the committee will follow up directly with the student with additional information and resources that might be helpful for the student.

SEAC Members

  • Robin Huntley – Chair – Student Case Manager CARE Team Liaison
  • Nicole Cunningham – Director, Financial Aid
  • Marybeth Kearns Barrett – Director, Office of the College Chaplains
  • Amina Gomez - Assistant Director of Student Belonging and Inclusion
  • Sheila E. Coakley - Bursar