Ball State students who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible for a one-time grant of $250.00 (maximum) from the Jack Beyerl Emergency Aid Fund. The generosity of donors have made it possible for us to assist as many students as possible during this difficult time.

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The grant will be awarded directly to the student and will not be applied to any outstanding University charges.

Examples of Immediate, Essential Expenses

  • food
  • emergency temporary lodging
  • gas for necessary travel
  • travel expenses to and from campus for family emergencies
  • educational expenses associated with the transition to remote learning, such as access to internet and equipment
  • emergency medical care, not covered by insurance
  • short-term child care assistance
  • small short-term bills, such as one month’s phone bill or other utility bill
  • other short-term expenses that affect a student’s ability to stay in school


To be eligible to receive a Jack Beyerl Emergency Aid Fund Grant, the student must:

  • be currently enrolled with full-time status and admitted to a Muncie-campus degree program through the Office of Admissions or the Graduate School for the current term or future term
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • complete the Emergency Grant Application in its entirety
  • submit supporting documentation to verify expenses

Examples of Supporting Documentation

  • grocery receipts
  • bills, including but not limited to, phone, utility, rent/housing expenses, medical care, and child care
  • gas receipts
  • receipts from educationally related expenses, such a technology equipment, internet, supplies

How to Apply

To apply for a Jack Beyerl Emergency Aid Fund Grant, please complete the online form. You will need to include any supporting documentation, as described above.

Consistent with federal financial aid regulations, the approval process will include a review of the student’s financial aid package to determine eligibility to receive funds.

How to Support

Contributions from alumni and donors make a difference for students who face unexpected emergencies. You can support the Jack Beyerl Emergency Aid Fund by making a gift online to "Student Emergency Aid" through the Ball State University Foundation.


The Jack Beyerl Emergency Aid Grant for COVID-19 is administered through the Office of the Dean of Students. For inquiries please contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

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