Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Lift a Boiler Up fund?
- It is a fund through the Office of Financial Aid that assist students who find themselves in a financial crisis situation and may have to drop out of school.
How do students get helped?
- These students come to the Office of Financial Aid asking for assistance. They file a special circumstances form to determine if they qualify to be helped through this fund.
What are some examples of a financial/economic crisis situation?
- Any situation where there has been a dramatic loss of income for the student or his/her family could be considered as a financial crisis. Loss of a job, significant pay cut within the family, and medical expenses are a few examples.
What do the funds cover when they are provided to the student?
- Funds awarded provide the student with assistance toward any cost of education. This could include tuition, fees and housing, for example.
How will I know my money is helping a student?
- When you give to the Lift a Boiler Up fund and provide your email address, you will be updated a couple times per year on how your gift was used and the impact it made.