Emergency Resources

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Our full-time medical students often do not have earnings/income or significant savings to rely on during periods of enrollment. For this reason, we strive to connect you with pertinent resources that may supplement financial aid.

UVM Emergency Grant Program

The UVM Emergency Grant Program supports students seeking immediate. one-time financial assistance due to a temporary hardship or emergency.

Please visit the UVM Emergency Grant Program Webpage for more information.


WellConnect is our partner for providing medical students with free Certified Financial Planning. Did you know WellConnect also has a Work Life Benefit Team that maintains a special database of various assistance opportunities specific to your situation and/or geographic region? Examples include programs on renter assistance, food pantries, community partnerships, utility heating assistance, and much more!

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Do you know of a peer who has a concerning financial situation? For example, at risk of homelessness or severe food scarcity? Please consider submitting a CARE (Concerning and/or Risky Event) Form so that a coordinated and appropriate response can be executed.

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Are you still feeling as if you need further resources? Consider filling out the Financial Aid Appeal Form to receive extra funding above the typical allotments. Please note, it is recommended you reach out to Medical Student Financial Services to discuss your needs first, so we can ensure the most helpful solutions.