Short-Term Loans

The GSS Short-term Emergency Loans

The Graduate Student Senate offers short-term, interest-free emergency loans to a maximum of $1,500.00 to any graduate student who is registered at the Storrs Campus (or is enrolled in the Marine Sciences or Public Policy programs), is in good financial standing with the University of Connecticut, and meets all other eligibility criteria as outlined in the GSS Short-Term Loan Criteria.

If you would like to apply for a short-term emergency loan or a loan extension, please print out the relevant form and drop it off at the GSS Office, Student Union Room 213. ** Loan applications are often processed fastest when submitted in-person during GSS Office Hours. **

Note: We require that you provide adequate detail in describing your emergency. Descriptions of two or three words, such as “pay bills”, will NOT be sufficient in explaining your financial situation and may result in the rejection of your loan application.

GSS Short-Term Loan Criteria (Revised September 10, 2014) These criteria should be read prior to submitting a short-term loan request.
GSS Short-Term Loan Request Form (Revised September 10, 2014)
Complete this form for each short-term loan you request.
GSS Short-Term Loan Extension Form (Revised: September 15, 2012)
Complete this form for each short-term loan you wish to extend.