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Faculty Emergency Fund (FEF)

The Faculty Emergency Fund (FEF) was created to help members of the Aggie Family in need during the current COVID-19 Crisis. The FEF provides limited financial assistance (up to $500) to faculty members of Texas A&M University who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event.

The FEF is possible thanks to the support of the Texas A&M University President, the Texas A&M Foundation, the efforts of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate, and your generous donations.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for assistance, all applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Applicant refers to the individual seeking assistance for their temporary financial hardship. An application may not be submitted on behalf of someone else, regardless of the circumstances.
  • Applicant must be in an active, benefit- eligible, faculty position.
  • Applicant must have at least one year continuous employment as a Texas A&M Faculty Member
  • Applicant must have experienced a temporary financial hardship to be awarded funds.
  • Applicant must not be an active member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.
  • Applicant must be experiencing a temporary financial hardship related to the current COVID-19 Crisis,  This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Child Care Costs
    • Costs of internet access
    • Food
    • Utility and other bills
    • Medical supplies
Documentation supporting the temporary financial hardship related to the current COVID-19 crisis and the specific event is required for every application. Assistance will not be provided without supporting documentation.
Emergency funding is not guaranteed and is based on demonstrated need, short-term nature of the financial hardship, committee approval, and available funds.

Given the limited amount of funds, all requests cannot be approved even though there may be a clear need for assistance. This fund may be insufficient in the case of widespread disasters, community crisis, or war/terrorism.