Hardship Fund

Tomasello-Millard BASE Economic Hardship Fund  

The Tomasello-Millard | Black Achievement Success and Engagement (BASE) Initiative Economic Hardship Fund is available to USF undergraduate and graduate students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to a temporary financial hardship that may jeopardize their health, safety, academic performance and/or ability to stay enrolled at USF.  Funds may be used for such necessities as rent, tuition, transportation home, etc. These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses nor as a consistent supplement to fund the student’s education. Funds cannot be used for any other unintended use besides the item(s) requested.  If approved, all funds must be utilized in the manner originally agreed upon by the applicant and review committee.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The applicant must be currently enrolled in the term of request (undergraduate or graduate) at the University of San Francisco and have a temporary economic hardship.
  2. The applicant must be able to provide sufficient evidence or documentation of economic hardship.
  3. Exhausted USF readily available resources (considered and determined to be not available or insufficient) prior to economic fund request. 

The hardship fund application is currently closed. Hardship inquiries can be sent to BASE Senior Director Dr. Emille Lawrence via email at edlawrence@usfca.edu. 


In addition to our hardship fund, we would like to provide you with a comprehensive list of institutional resources available to you at the University of San Francisco and in the greater San Francisco / Bay Area, as you continue to navigate these challenging times.