Financial Assistance Options for Students

At Framingham State University, we recognize that student success and well-being are impacted by challenges and stressors that often occur outside of the classroom. There are a variety of resources available to assist students who experience financial difficulty.

  1. Students who receive or are eligible to apply for financial aid and experience a change in their financial circumstances should contact the Office of Financial Aid, which is located in the Student Services Center on the 5th floor of the McCarthy Center. Examples of a change in financial circumstance include the loss of employment, reduction of income, or medical bills that are not covered by insurance.
  2. Students who are waiting for financial aid funding that has not yet been disbursed should apply for an Emergency Advance in the Student Services Center after the add/drop period for the current semester is complete. The Emergency Advance program provides this funding earlier in the semester.
  3. If students experience a sudden, temporary, and/or unexpected financial emergency that threatens their ability to remain enrolled at Framingham State University, and if the options above do not apply or have not met their need, the Financial Crisis Response Team application should be completed. Examples of financial emergencies include the inability to afford housing, transportation, food, textbooks, or other essential educational supplies.
  4. To support students who are facing temporary or chronic homelessness and/or difficulty affording food, we have established a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) staff person to assist students with navigating campus and local resources. Michelle Yestrepsky is located in the Dean of Students Office and can be reached at 508-626-4596 or myestrepsky@framingham.edu. The Dean of Students Office is located on the 5th floor of the McCarthy Center in suite 504. The Dean of Students Office can connect students with free financial counseling. Please call 508-626-4596 or stop by room 504 in the McCarthy Center for more information.

Contact for Financial Assistance

Michelle Yestrepsky, MSW

Coordinator of Student Services

Phone Number: 508-626-4596/Fax: 508-626-4087
Email: myestrepsky@framingham.edu