Emergency Funds Resources

Students sometimes experience financial strains that they are unable to handle on their own. Please visit these resources to assist with your financial situation:

  • University Financial Aid One-Stop Shop
    • Financial strain can be addressed at the University with one of our financial aid employees that can complete an analysis of your financial aid package.  There may be resources you haven’t yet tapped or loans that you can take out to finance your education. Loans are available at any point in the semester and there is a listing of alternative loans on the website.
    • 103 Wilder Tower
    • 901-678-4825
    • http://www.memphis.edu/financialaid/
    • financialaid@memphis.edu
      • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
      • MIFA Emergency
      • Assistance with rent, utilities, food, clothing, and other necessities.
      • 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN 38126
      • 901-527-0208
      • www.mifa.org/programs
    • Neighborhood Christian Center Memphis
      • Assistance with rent and utilities
      • 785 Jackson Ave Memphis, TN 38107
      • 901-881-6013
      • www.ncclife.org
    • Shelby County CSA
      • Assistance with bill payment and rent for low income homes and provides up to $600 until funds are exhausted.
      • 3772 S Hickory Ridge Mall, #516 Memphis, TN 38115
      • 901-222-4315
      • Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
      • Work with up to a dozen local churches across the county to provide financial assistance for residents of Memphis.
      • 3522 Carnes Memphis TN 38111
      • 901-722-4703 or 901-274-2137
      • svdpmemphis1306@gmail.com
    • Utility Assistance (MLGW)
    • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
    • Modest Needs
    • Shelby County Community Services Agencies
      • Financial Assistance Rent & Mortgage Assistance
        • 3685 Kirby Parkway Memphis, TN 38118
        • 901-362-6518
        • 409 Ayers Memphis, TN 38105
        • 901-523-7551