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Student Emergency Resources

Financial resources are available to assist students during times of need. Three primary funds are available – the NEST Fund, the SHARE Fund and the Eagle Emergency Loan Fund.


The NEST Fund (Needs for Students in Trying Times) is a fund created to support students during times of hardship and transition. The NEST fund supports three main sources of student aid: Eagle Essentials, the SHARE Fund, and the Eagle Emergency Loan Fund.



The Student Hardship Assistance Resource Emergency (SHARE) fund is a fund that directly supports MSU students during times of financial hardship due to an emergency or life-altering situation. Students can apply to receive limited financial assistance from the SHARE fund for various essential needs that the student cannot currently meet due to temporary hardship. The amount of funds awarded will vary and depend on each student's individual situation. The fund is supported entirely by donations, and funds awarded do not have to be repaid.

Typical expenses that the SHARE fund may cover include but are not limited to:

  • Medications/prescriptions or costs related to medical care
  • Assistance with rent or utilities due to an emergency
  • Safety-related needs (i.e., changing a lock on a vehicle or home)
  • Replacement of personal belongings due to a fire or natural disaster

Students may either personally apply to receive support from the SHARE fund, or another student may nominate a fellow Eagle who they know needs temporary assistance.


The Eagle Emergency Loan Fund is a faculty and staff-supported fund that provides short-term, interest-free loans to students facing financial barriers that interfere with their ability to continue their education at MSU. The Eagle Emergency Loan Fund will show students that we are committed to their educational success, from transportation costs to family responsibilities to unexpected educational expenses.

How to Apply for Assistance

To apply for financial assistance, please complete the application below. One application is used to screen for eligibility for either program, but please identify the program for which you wish to be considered.

Apply for Assistance

Review of each request typically takes 24-28 hours. A committee reviews your existing financial aid. For additional information or assistance, contact Jessi Ferguson at

Emergency Resources Application

Apply for financial assistance. Review of requests takes 24-48 hours.

Contact Eagle Essentials

Jane Kelly

206 ADUC
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-5152