Emergency and Additional Assistance Programs

Additional Assistance Programs

PLEASE NOTE: This list of referrals is provided as a courtesy to NDSU students and is not an endorsement of any particular service or agency. We cannot guarantee that the list is all-inclusive or that funding will be available from the agency if you request it.

Credit/Debt Counseling

The Village Family Service Center
1201 25th St SW
Fargo, ND 58103-2311
1-800-450-4019

Emergency Financial Assistance

Lakes and Prairies Community Action
715 11th St N, Suite 101
Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 512-1500

North Dakota Community Action
3233 South University Drive
Fargo ND 58104 
(701) 232-2452

Presentation Partners - Housing
219 7th Street South
Fargo, ND 58104
(701) 235-6861

Salvation Army
304 Roberts St N
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 232-5565

St. Vincent DePaul
1425 1st Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103-1608
(701) 235-5944

Youthworks
1330 18th Ave South
Fargo, ND 58103-1762
(701) 232-8558  

Fuel Assistance, Food Stamps, TANF and MA

Cass County Social Services
1010 2nd Ave S
Fargo, ND  58103
(701) 241-5761

Clay County Social Services
715 11th St N
Moorhead, MN  56560
(218) 299-5200

Salvation Army
304 Roberts St N
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 232-5565

The Bridge to Benefits
This screening tool can help people in North Dakota learn if they may be able to get benefits from the following programs:

  • Caring for Children (insurance)

  • Child Care Assistance
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • Healthy Steps
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medicaid (for Pregnant women and children to age 6)
  • Medicaid (ages 6-18)
  • School Meal Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

If you appear to be eligible, it will tell you how to apply for these programs

Legal Services

Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: North Dakota - Landlord and Tenants Rights

Legal Services of North Dakota
118 Broadway Suite 421 
Fargo, ND  58107-1327
(701) 232-4495

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
1015 7th Ave N 
Moorhead, MN  56561-0838
(218) 233-8585

Meals and Food Baskets

Good for the Herd
Food pantry resource for all NDSU students and employees in need. 
Contact Meghan Yerhot, Food Pantry Coordinator

Churches United
1901 1st Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 236-0372

Dorothy Day House
714 8th St S
Moorhead, MN  56560
(218) 233-5763

Emergency Food Pantry
1438 10th St N 
Fargo, ND  58105-5363
(701) 237-9337 

Family Worship Center
1419 17th St S 
Fargo, ND  58103 
(701) 235-0115 

Gladys Ray Shelter
1519 1st Ave S
Fargo, ND  58103
(701) 364-0116

Great Plains Food Bank
1720 3rd Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 232-6219

Living Hope Baptist Church
1245 8th St W 
West Fargo, ND  58078 
(701) 282-5076 

New Life Center
1902 3rd Ave N
Fargo, ND  58102
(701) 235-4453

Salvation Army
304 Roberts St N
Fargo, ND  58102
(701) 232-5565

YWCA
3000 S University Dr
Fargo, ND  58103
(701) 232-3449

Medical Assistance/Services

Family HealthCare Center
306 4th St N
Fargo, ND  58102
(701) 271-3344

FHC Dental - Fargo
306 4th St N 
Fargo, ND 58102 
(701) 271-3332

FHC Dental - Moorhead
715 N 11th St, Suite 106B 
Moorhead, MN 56560 
(281) 299-7830

FHC Pharmacy
306 4th St N 
Fargo, ND 58102 
(701) 239-7135

Homeless Health Service
340 4th Ave S (St. Mark’s)
Fargo, ND  58102
(701) 298-9245

Migrant Health Services
810 4th Ave S, Suite 101
Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 236-6502

VA Medical Center
2101 N Elm St
Fargo, ND  58102
(701) 232-3241

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling

Centre, Inc.
123 15th St N
Fargo, ND  58102
(701) 365-4199

Lakeland Mental Health
1010 32nd Ave S
Moorhead, MN  56560
(218) 233-7524

NDSU Counseling Center
212 Ceres Hall
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(701) 231-7671

NDSU Community Counseling
1919 N University Dr in the Stop and Go Center (SGC Building)
Fargo, ND  58105 
(701) 231-9750

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center
317 8th St N
Fargo, ND 58108-2984
(701) 293-7273

Southeast Human Services
2624 9th Ave SW
Fargo, ND  58103-2350
(701) 298-4500 

The Village Family Service Center
1201 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58106-9859
1-800-627-8220 or 701-451-4900

First Link
Free Confidential Services and Referrals 
Dial 211 or (701) 235-7335 local

Public Housing

Cass County Housing Authority
230 8th Ave W
West Fargo, ND  58078
(701) 282-3443

Clay County Housing Authority
116 Center Ave E
Dilworth, MN  56529
(218) 233-8883

Community Homes
702 23rd St S
Fargo, ND  58103
(701) 293-6014

Fargo Housing Authority
325 Broadway
Fargo, ND  58102
(701) 293-6262 

Moorhead Public Housing
800 2nd Ave N
Moorhead, MN  56560
(218) 299-5458

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
118 Broadway, Suite 604
Fargo, ND  58102
(701) 239-7255

Shelters

Churches United
1901 1st Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 236-0372

Dorothy Day House
714 8th St S
Moorhead, MN  56560
(218) 233-5763

Gladys Ray Shelter
1519 1st Ave S
Fargo, ND  58103
(701) 364-0116

New Life Center
1902 3rd Ave N
Fargo, ND  58102
(701) 235-4453

YWCA
3000 S University Dr
Fargo, ND  58103
(701) 232-3449

Short Term Loan Guidelines/Criteria

Students receiving short-term loan funds are required to sign up for Direct Deposit. Paper checks are not issued or available for pickup. 

Overview

A Short Term Loan is intended to help students in an emergency situation when they have exhausted all other financial resources. Typically, this is the result of an unforeseen emergency situation or the need for funds prior to the arrival of financial aid. Please note that a Short Term Loan is NOT financial aid and cannot be used to pay student account charges. Short Term Loans may also be used for the purpose of receiving an advance payment of Pell Grant funds.

More Information

 

Student Emergency Fund

We know students sometimes encounter unforeseen catastrophic events which can create financial emergencies. In response, thanks to a generous donor, NDSU has created the Student Emergency Fund to assist students by providing assistance funds in times of crisis. These funds do not need to be repaid and are intended to help students meet unforeseen financial emergencies that might otherwise prevent them from continuing their education.

We understand that every student’s situation is unique and each request will be considered carefully and confidentially. Generally, funds will be within an average range of $50 to $500 per request and will be added to the student's university account for disbursement. The number of students who can be served by the Student Emergency Fund depends on the availability of funds and the urgency of the situation.

Types of expenses generally covered by the Student Emergency Fund, including but not limited to:

    • Replacement of books or other essential academic equipment due to theft, fire, or other disaster
    • Travel related costs related to death or illness in immediate family
    • Costs related to medication or health care
    • Sudden loss of income

      Expenses generally NOT covered by the Student Emergency Fund:

        • Tuition, fees, study abroad, insurance
        • Parking tickets or other fines
        • Entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel
        • Non-essential household or personal expenses

          Eligibility

            • Be properly enrolled at North Dakota State University at the time of application for emergency funds
            • Applicant must have an immediate financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident or other unexpected event
            • Preference will be given to those students who have completed at least one semester successfully while earning a 2.0 GPA or higher at NDSU

              Other Information

              If you are currently receiving financial aid, please be aware that receiving funding from the Emergency Fund may affect your financial aid package. Applications for emergency funds will be reviewed quickly and, if approved, every attempt will be made to disburse the funds in a timely manner.

              All requests will be submitted to and handled by the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The highest level of sensitivity and privacy will be used in reviewing all requests, knowing that the reasons for requests are often linked to very personal matters of our students.

              For questions or additional information, please contact Matthew T. Sanchez, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships or visit with One Stop in the Memorial Union.

              Please note: NDSU is no longer accepting student emergency fund applications as all funding has been exhausted. Please continue to monitor this site to determine if there are any emergency grant funding opportunities in the future.

              Resources for Students with Children

              The Bridge to Benefits

              This screening tool can help people in North Dakota learn if they may be able to get benefits from the following programs:

              • Caring for Children (insurance)
              • Child Care Assistance
              • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
              • Healthy Steps
              • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
              • Medicaid (for Pregnant women and children to age 6)
              • Medicaid (ages 6-18)
              • School Meal Program
              • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

              If you appear to be eligible, it will tell you how to apply for these programs. 

              Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
              Fargo - (701) 277-1455
              Moorhead - (218) 299-7777

              North Dakota Child Care

              Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

              Minnesota Department of Human Services

              Minnesota Office of Higher Education Child Care Grant

              North Dakota Department of Human Resources