The pandemic has hit college students hard. Our emergency aid supports students impacted by the pandemic, including students who may not be able to access financial aid.
In a recent report from The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, nearly 3 out of every 5 students surveyed said they were facing basic needs insecurity, struggling to have access to food, shelter, child care, internet services, or other things they needed for daily living. And when students tell us what they need, we believe them.
Here is some feedback from students we have helped:
"The help came at a time when I was completely uncertain of how I would afford my last semester at MSU and if I would finish my degree at all. . . . The FAST Fund definitely made a difference and motivated me to persist."
"This is a huge, positive step in the right direction, and I feel very hopeful now."
“Thank you. I cannot express my gratitude for your assistance this semester.
The grant that I was awarded has helped me in ways you cannot imagine. It has
provided me with the opportunity to remain on campus. Along with the help
of professor Wolfson, the AFT Local 1904 acted with swiftness and without hesitation
to assist me. Again, thank you for your generosity.”
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Hope and persistence. That is what AFT Local 1904's FAST Fund has facilitated by providing emergency financial assistance to students. In our first year, we provided 18 students - 16 undergraduate students and 2 graduate students - by paying for"
· Materials/textbooks for classes,
· car repairs,
· a car payment,
· transportation assistance,
· medical bills in collections,
· rental assistance/on-campus housing, and
· funds for teacher certification fees, LSAT fees, etc.
In order to do more, we need your help. Please consider contributing to AFT Local 1904’s FAST Fund campaign. Help us help students.