Veteran students studying on-ground or online who face financial hardship due to an unexpected or emergency situation can find temporary assistance.
Saint Leo University alumnus Jamal Lowe had served for seven years in the U.S. Navy, an experience he says prepared him “for just about any obstacle that a man could face.”
That was until his senior year at Saint Leo when he encountered a financial emergency – an unexpected delay in his veterans’ benefits – and faced possible eviction from his home.
“My semester began with a desperate feeling of neglect and betrayal and thoughts of living on the streets,” he says, until the morning he received a call from Dr. Jose Coll, director of the university’s Office of Veteran Student Services, with an offer of temporary financial assistance.
Administered through the Office of Veteran Student Services, the Veteran Student Emergency Fund provides limited financial assistance to currently enrolled students facing an unforeseen hardship that could have a direct negative impact on their educational status.