The Division of Student Affairs hosts resources to assist and support enrolled, full-time graduate or undergraduate students who experience a short term financial hardship. 

The amount of financial support available is limited to no more than $300 for any one request. Students may only receive one grant per semester, and a maximum of twice during their MICA career. Those interested must complete the application form which will be reviewed in a rolling, private manner upon receipt. Each request will be considered by a small, confidential group within the Division of Student Affairs. Depending upon the nature of the request, it is possible that a meeting with a member of the Student Affairs staff will be required before a decision is made on the application.

Examples of items eligible for assistance due to short term financial hardship include but are not limited to:

  • Art Supplies
  • Emergency Travel
  • Prescription Drug Co-Pays

Due to the likely high amount needed and the long term implication of the financial problem, rent/housing (on or off-campus) is not eligible to be supported by these resources.

Any questions about this program may be directed to the  Office of Student Affairs at Please note that funds will typically be distributed via direct payment/purchase of the items in question and the committee does not provide reimbursement for previously purchases materials. Please allow a minimum of five business days for review of each request.