Financial Hardship Resources
Resources for Students Experiencing Financial Hardship
Wentworth students juggle multiple deadlines, projects, and responsibilities. They are working hard to reach their goals. There are some students who are also experiencing a financial hardship and take on a greater burden. Recognizing that their determination and resiliency is strong, students may benefit from some assistance to ease the burden and stress of financial hardship. In our work to assist students in meeting their basic needs so they can achieve academic and career success, we have established the following resources for our students:
Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund assists students with the expenses of life as a college student. The Student Emergency Fund may be used for the purchase of books, supplies for projects, or food, as well as unexpected expenses related to a personal or family emergency.
Leopard Food Pantry
Students may visit the on-campus food pantry, located within a private room in the Student Service Center. The pantry is open Monday-Friday 9am -4pm, or by appointment.
WITwear is a clothes-borrowing program where students can borrow professional attire for up to one week for interviews and recruiting events. They can also borrow clothing for any Wentworth related event, such as an Accelerate or EPIC presentation, attendance at a conference and/or a Wentworth-sponsored social event. All items are dry cleaned upon return to WITwear.
The Supply Closet
The Supply Closet was created for students who need basic office or design supplies. Students may pick up notebooks, graph paper, design paper, etc. The Supply Closet is located in Rubenstein Hall, outside of the Dean of Students Office. We have added a smaller, secondary “Supply Closet” in the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons, located on the second and mezzanine floors of Beatty Hall; please ask a staff member at the reference desk for access. If you are unable to access the supply closet in person, please email the Dean of Students Office and we will assist you with your needs.
Be sure to check the #WITFREE hashtag on twitter often. Offices and student groups will utilize this hashtag when they have free giveaways, free food, etc… There are also #WITFREE bins on the ground floor of the Flanagan Campus Center. You never know what you may find in the #WITFREE bins. In the past, offices have donated lab coats and goggles, among many other items.