Loving Lynx Fund


Help When You Need It

Loving Lynx is an emergency funding resource available to CU Denver students dealing with unanticipated events including accidents, medical or dental emergencies, natural disasters, or a need for temporary housing. If you are unsure if your situation constitutes as an unanticipated event, we encourage you to contact Lovinglynx@ucdenver.edu to discuss your situation.

Funds are only distributed when the student is experiencing an unexpected financial hardship resulting from an emergency or crisis situation that threatens the student’s ability to successfully complete the current semester. Each application will be handled on a case-by-case basis, to be reviewed by the Loving Lynx Committee.​

Receiving Loving Lynx funds could impact a student's current financial aid package. Contact Financial Aid for any questions about this possible impact. All additional campus and community resources and solutions will be explored and exhausted before Loving Lynx funds are allocated.

Who qualifies for funds?

To be eligible for emergency funds, a student must:

  • Be experiencing an unanticipated event as described above
  • Be currently enrolled and regularly attending at least one course at CU Denver
  • Provide sufficient documentation of need
  • Not have already received Loving Lynx resources within the current semester

Loving Lynx funds are not intended to substitute for the regular financial aid or scholarship process. However, the Committee may be able to assist in connecting the student with additional campus or community resources.

All financial aid funding (including subsidized/unsubsidized student loans) must be exhausted before Loving Lynx can be considered.

Application Process

  • Submit the application
  • Inquiries and applications will be reviewed in a timely manner
  • Expect to hear from a committee member within two business days
  • Applications are not processed on weekends, weekdays after 5 p.m., nor holidays when the university is closed. 
  • If you are in need of immediate assistance, refer to the additional resources section on this web page

Additional Resources

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