Emergency Funding

Student Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency financial assistance is available to eligible students who are experiencing hardship that could adversely affect their educational success as a result of COVID-19. The assistance is made available through the United States CARES Funding Act and donations to the Student Emergency Relief Fund (which includes gifts from alumni and donors through the Keep Me Kettering Emergency Fund).


These funds cannot be applied toward tuition on your student account, according to federal regulations.  It must be awarded directly to students through our electronic funds transfer system and may be used to cover expenses resulting from the COVID-19 crisis and related to the pursuit of your degree.  These expenses can include various educational expenses (e.g., books, supplies, equipment, and technology-related purchases); and living expenses (rent, food, etc.).

If approved, awards will be made directly to students through our direct deposit process. To set up direct deposits, fill out the Accounts Payable Direct Deposit form and submit it to studentaccounts@kettering.edu or via fax 810-762-9603.

Kettering University Student Emergency Relief Fund

Kettering University Student Emergency Relief Fund has been established, utilizing institutional monies, to help students impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These funds will be applied to tuition billed by Student Accounts. If your award results in a credit on your account, contact the Student Accounts Office to request your refund. (If you have not yet set up direct deposit, please do so now so that when the funds are disbursed, you will be all set to receive your refund to your bank account.)

We have received an unprecedented number of requests, resulting in processing delays. We process the requests in the order received and will correspond with each applicant as soon as possible. Contact us at sef@kettering.edu if you have any questions.

Applying For Emergency Assistance

Please provide a statement describing the COVID-19 circumstances you are facing, the requested funding amount, and how the requested funds will be used.   Please itemize each cost and provide supporting documentation for assistance. You must provide documentation of loss of income or unexpected financial challenges specific to the COVID-19 crisis.

Completed applications will be reviewed by the Committee and a determination of eligibility will be made. For eligible cases with approved awards, grants will be disbursed to approved payees as soon as possible.

Deferred Payment Plan Options

If you are experiencing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, please contact Student Accounts (studentaccounts@kettering.edu) to review deferred payment plan options.