University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

Emergency Loan Program

School of Medicine Emergency Loan Program

This emergency loan program is designed to assist medical students in coping with unanticipated financial emergencies; for example, rent, utility bills, and other normal expenses are considered.

Emergency Loan Program Requirements

  • Loan amounts: $100 minimum/$500 maximum.
  • Emergency loans are available during the academic year (fall and winter quarters).
  • One emergency loan is allowed per academic term.

To qualify for the loan, students must:

  • Be enrolled in classes.
  • Have no outstanding fees.
  • Have no outstanding unpaid emergency loans.
  • Have a source of repayment.
  • Have completed emergency loan application

If your repayment source is financial aid from the future quarter, your loan balance will be deducted from your pending disbursement for the future quarter. If your financial aid award is insufficient to cover your emergency loan debt, it is your responsibility to pay the difference on or before the due date.


The application for an emergency loan is a downloadable PDF that you may fill out on your computer. When complete, please save it, print it, then bring it to Financial Aid Counselor Kathy Buckner in room 2685 of the School of Medicine Education Building, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


The emergency loan will be deducted out of the upcoming quarter’s financial aid refund.


An unpaid emergency loan is a debt owed to the university. If the loan is not paid in full by the due date, a delinquent hold will be placed on your student account preventing registration, release of academic transcripts, and diploma. The delinquent hold placed on your records will remain until the debt is paid in full. Delinquent loans may be assigned to a collection agency and reported to local credit bureaus.

A $12.50 monthly late charge will be assessed on loans not paid on or before the due date.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

School Information

School of Medicine
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Admissions Inquiries: (951) 827-7353

General Inquiries: (951) 827-4568

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