Critical Need Funding

Williams College is fortunate to have resources (although not unlimited) to assist students with unexpected financial challenges they face throughout the year. We know that emergencies are stressful. This form is designed to make it as easy as possible to request funding. 


Please refer to to learn more about non-emergency funding sources.

Please refer to to learn more about funding related to career opportunities.

Note: Please remember that emotional, academic, and other support is always available through the Dean’s Office and Student Health and Wellness Services who are ready and willing to assist you.

*We do not cover computer purchases or repairs through the Critical Needs fund. If you need computer support please visit

*We do not cover things already covered by typical cost of attendance items (room, board, tuition, typical personal expenses, routine travel, books etc.)