Emergency Grants

At Middlesex we have one emergency fund available for eligible students: Massachusetts Resident Rescue Fund.

Massachusetts Resident RESCUE Grant

The Massachusetts Residents RESCUE Grant program provides financial assistance to public higher education students for unexpected or untimely expenses. The purpose is to enable enrolled students, who are Massachusetts residents in good academic standing who are experiencing short-term financial emergencies to remain in college to continue their studies.

Examples of short-term emergencies include but are not limited to

  • Food/Housing - rent or emergency mortgage assistance, food, housing supplies
  • Books/Supplies - books and supplies including computers and wifi
  • Child Care - Temporary daycare, emergency clothing, diapers/supplies
  • Medical Care - Emergency medical care, insurance, dental care, mental health care services
  • Transportation - Commuter rail/t-pass/bus pass, gas, minor repairs on car, auto inspection, insurance
  • Living expenses - electric/heat bill, gas bill, phone bill

If you had an unexpected or untimely expense that you need assistance with, you can apply for the funds.

  • You must be an MA resident.
  • You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits*
  • You must complete this form. Click submit at the end.
  • You need to complete the 22-23 FAFSA if you have not yet.

*if you are applying for money to pay a balance from a past semester and are not currently enrolled, you may still be eligible for funds to pay toward that past due balance.

Last Modified: 4/18/23