Student Hardship Fund

GSU Alumni Student Hardship Fund

The Student Hardship was created by the Glenville State University Alumni Association to assist currently enrolled Glenville State University students who experience unexpected financial difficulties due to circumstances that could not have been predicted. Before making a request for Student Hardship Fund monies, students should have exhausted all other available resources.

What is a Hardship? 

A hardship is an extreme misfortune to a student for reasons beyond his or her control that prevents them from meeting basic living expenses.

Examples of such events include but are not limited to a death in the family, unusual uninsured medical expenses, losses caused by fire, crime, flood, and/or other disasters, and insupportable indebtedness occurring for reasons beyond the individual’s control.

Examples of items that do not qualify to be covered by the Student Hardship Fund:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Course materials that would otherwise be covered by the built-in Textbook fee
  • Cell phones
  • Housing costs (room/board fees, off-campus rent, utilities, etc.)
  • Storage costs
  • Non-essential expenses
  • Health insurance costs of any kind
  • Medical expenses for anyone other than the student applying
  • Parking costs (permits, fines, etc.)
  • Food, personal supplies, general clothing
    • Students experiencing food insecurity are urged to visit the Pioneer Pantry or investigate if they are eligible to receive SNAP benefits through the WV DHHR. Students who need clothing should visit the campus Career Closet or the Gilmer County Community Resources, Inc. Thrift Store located on Main Street in Glenville.

How to Apply

Currently enrolled Glenville State University students wishing to apply for the Student Hardship Fund may do so by completing the application and returning it to the Office of Advancement on the first floor of the Heflin Administration Building.

For questions or for more information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at or by calling (304) 462-6116.

Enter the last eight digits of your GSU Student ID number.