Student Emergency Support Fund

About the Fund

The LSU Student Emergency Support Fund (SESF) benefits students in need of support in emergency situations. This fund has assisted students who have lost everything after storms, hurricanes, fires, and other disasters. Funds are limited, and when available, are disbursed based on review of the SESF Application Form below.

Please note that the Student Emergency Support Fund is a separate fund and application process that is not associated with the federal aid that LSU received through the CARES Act or the Higher Education Emergency Relief Act. Any questions regarding those funds should be directed to LSU Financial Aid & Scholarships. 

Application Process

  • Complete the application below.
  • The maximum amount of this award is $750.
  • The Student Emergency Support Fund is a one-time award. Students are not eligible to reapply if they have already received funding.
  • Gather appropriate documentation and email to Molly McCann at LSU Division of Student Affairs or mail to:

LSU Division of Student Affairs
Attn: Molly McCann
C400 Student Union
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

  • If approved, you will be notified about the next steps in the funding process.
  • Decisions regarding distributions from the Emergency Support Fund are made on a case-by-case basis by the LSU Family Council Emergency Fund Review Committee.


For additional information about the LSU Student Emergency Support Fund, please contact Molly McCann, Coordinator, LSU Division of Student Affairs, at

Must be a valid LSU email address.

Please answer the following questions to help us understand your situation.

** If you currently receive financial aid, please be aware that receiving funds from the Student Emergency Support Fund could impact your current aid package. It is your responsibility to communicate with Financial Aid & Scholarships regarding the potential impact. **

** Cash awards to international students are automatically taxed at 14-30% depending on their visa type. Please check with the LSU Office of International Services at for guidance. **

Please provide as much information as possible.

The maximum amount of this award is $750.

Please note there is no guarantee that additional funding will be available. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Email appropriate documentation relating to your situation to Molly McCann at

These items can include:

  • emergency medical bills
  • estimates for repairs
  • photos
  • letters of support
  • email correspondence related to the emergency
  • financial information
  • expert evaluations
  • police/fire reports
  • other accident reports

I authorize that all information provided on this application, including any and all personal, financial, and other data may be shared with the LSU Division of Student Affairs, LSU Family Council, LSU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, and the LSU CARE Team. This data will be securely retained indefinitely. To learn more about privacy at LSU, please see the LSU Privacy Statement.