Emergency Aid

​The Dallas College Emergency Aid program aims to provide swift and temporary relief to students, enabling them to overcome financial barriers and remain focused on their studies.

Emergency Aid is meant to provide limited assistance to currently enrolled Dallas College students who are experiencing a sudden emergency. Emergencies are defined as urgent, unforeseen and non-recurring. (Please note: Funding is not guaranteed.)


Eligibility Requirements


To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in the current semester.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have exhausted all financial aid and community resource options.
  • Must be able to provide proof or documentation of the emergency.

Complete the Student Care Referral Form

  • Minor car repairs
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings or temporary housing needs due to fire, flood, theft or natural disaster.
  • Hardships resulting from death in immediate family or illness.
  • Other emergency situations that may impact your ability to fully participate in your academic enrollment.
  • Common life occurrences such as monthly bills, rent, car payments, major car repairs, car insurance, major home repairs, legal expenses, debt, loans, eviction.
  • Expenses incurred because of poor financial management.
  • Step 1: Complete the Student Care Referral Form.
  • Step 2: Check your school email.
  • Step 3: Meet with your assigned care coordinator to discuss your situation and determine internal and external resources available.
  • Step 4: You will be notified of a decision. If you are approved, you will be notified via email within 3-5 business days. This timeframe does not include disbursement.

Please note: The Dallas College Emergency aid fund is not guaranteed. Any fraud or intentional deception on the part of the applicant can lead to a conduct violation.


No. Unlike a loan, money awarded through this fund does not need to be repaid.


Complete the Student Care Referral Form to apply for Emergency Aid. Please email Connections@DallasCollege.edu or call 972-669-6400 for more information.