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Are you an LU student experiencing hardship as a result of the impact caused by Hurricane Harvey?

The LU Strong Program for Hurricane Harvey Assistance at Lamar University provides financial assistance and/or resources to LU students personally affected by Hurricane Harvey, with a priority for those with the greatest need.

This fund provides support for currently enrolled or accepted students who have exhausted all other resources. LU Strong funds or resources do not have to be repaid.

The LU Strong Program is funded by generous grants from the United States Department of Education, the Rebuild Texas Fund, and the Qatar Harvey Fund.

Expenses Eligible for Coverage by the LU Strong Program

Funding and resources include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency or temporary housing expenses (homelessness)
  • Food
  • Essential utilities (electric, gas, water, etc.)
  • Mental health counseling on or off campus
  • On-campus resiliency workshops
  • Tuition
  • Academic supplies (books, technology, etc.)
  • Essential personal belongings damaged or lost due to Harvey (clothing, etc.)
  • Other expenditures that would otherwise prevent continued enrollment

Eligibility for Funds and Resources

To be eligible for LU Strong assistance, you must:

  • Be a current LU student, or an accepted student entering LU in the upcoming semester, enrolled in a degree or credential program for at least 3 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate level) during your first semester of program participation.
  • Have a financial hardship that has been caused directly by the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA for undergraduate or 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduate.
  • Be in good student conduct standing.
  • Have used all current awarded financial aid.
  • Have a completed FAFSA application on file with the LU Office of Financial Aid.
  • Complete all questions on the application and provide supporting documentation