Offers assistance for unexpected needs
The No Barriers fund offers a quick-turnaround, helping hand to students who have a sudden financial emergency that might cause them to drop out of a degree program. Though the amount of funds provided to students is usually less than $500, there are times in life when even just a few hundred dollars can mean the difference between continuing in school or stopping out.
Recipients are asked to give back to the fund at a future time, if possible, or give back to others through community service. “I plan on giving most of it back to the college, for the next person who comes along, once I’m in a little bit better situation,” said a former No Barriers recipient.