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Saluki Cares

AS A MEMBER OF OUR SIU COMMUNITY, WE CARE ABOUT YOU!

Your overall well-being, experience, and success as a student here at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is important to us, and we want to help you get the care, referrals, and answers you seek.

COMMUNITY

Saluki Cares facilitates and coordinates a University-wide program of care and support for students in distress. By working closely with faculty, staff, students and their families, SIU Carbondale displays a culture of caring by demonstrating to our students and families that they are an important part of the community.

Saluki Cares is an early alert initiative composed of professionals from different areas of campus life who work with students on a regular basis: Academic units, Dean of Students, New Student Programs, Center for International Education, University Housing, University College, Wellness Center, and others. Referrals are made from faculty, staff, family members, peers, or by the student him/herself.

SALUKI CARES TUITION ASSISTANCE AWARD APPLICATION

(CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2017 ONLY)

Saluki Cares has a limited number of tuition assistance awards available to assist Southern Illinois University Carbondale students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree and have demonstrated a significant need. Funds are limited and will be disseminated upon a first-come-first-served basis for those who qualify. Those who have previously received the award are exempt from consideration. This application is only for the current semester and not previous semesters! Students will be notified by email when their application has been received and when a decision has been made. Please complete the online form and submit.

SALUKI CARES EMERGENCY FUND APPLICATION

The Saluki Cares Emergency Fund was created, in conjunction with the SIU Alumni Association and SIU Foundation, to assist Southern Illinois University Carbondale students with an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event which prevent them from continuing their education at SIU.

These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding sources. Requests must be urgent in nature. These funds are not meant for financial need, an event or unforeseeable circumstance must be the cause of the loss of funds in order to be eligible for student emergency funds.

Our goal is to help students during a time of need stay in school and make progress towards a degree. Priority will be given to students whose tenure at SIU may be at risk because of unexpected expenses.

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