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The Lighten the Load Fund was established in 2020 to provide emergency financial hardship support to students enrolled in the CSU College of Health and Human Sciences. From a medical emergency to an unexpected living or transportation expense, the Lighten the Load Fund supports CHHS students with an unforeseen personal financial crisis that impedes students’ ability to pursue their degree.
If you are a College of Health and Human Sciences student experiencing an unforeseen and emergency need for financial resources, please complete this application. Emergency funds applications will be available for the fall semester at the beginning of September, October, and November, with final decisions about granting funds by the end of each month.
October-2021 applications will be accepted starting Friday, October 1, at 12 a.m. through Thursday, October 7, at 11:59 p.m. Final decisions will be communicated to students by the end of October.
Please note that the Lighten the Load Fund emergency funds will not cover tuition, school fees, or other planned expenses. For additional support regarding non-emergency financial support, please see the list of community resources available to Colorado State University students.