Financial Hardship Resources

Muhlenberg College understands that as a student, your financial circumstances can change quickly, at times in ways outside of your control. Financial hardship creates significant stress and can impede student success, health and well-being. As such, the Dean of Students Office works with our CARE Team and coordinates with departments across campus to provide students with a starting point for seeking guidance, assistance and, in certain cases, funding to enable them to flourish at Muhlenberg during challenging times. If you are experiencing an unexpected financial hardship, please explore the resources on this website and do not hesitate to reach out to any of the resources listed to discuss ways the College can assist you.  

In addition, the College’s commitment to low-income or first-generation college students is found first and foremost in our financial aid policies and packages. However, we also recognize that there are needs that are felt in the regular flow of a student’s life which sometimes fall outside the parameters of the overall financial aid package. Experiential Learning Funds allow students who may not otherwise be able to afford it to participate in meaningful co-curricular and social experiences which may have a cost to participate.

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Step 1: Contact Financial Aid

If your ability to afford tuition and fees is impacted by major family changes, schedule a meeting with the staff in Financial Aid as soon as possible.

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Step 2: Apply for Grants & Funding

There are many avenues of financial assistance - find one that fits your needs and apply!

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Step 3: Consider Free Resources

Just by being a student at Muhlenberg College there are numerous deals, tips, opportunities and more that are offered on and off campus.

Experiencing unexpected financial hardship?

Get In Touch

Please contact any of the resources listed here at anytime.

Thank you,

Allison Williams

Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students


Roblin Riley- Casey

Director of Multicultural Life


Rev. Kristen Glass Perez

College Chaplain


Katie Shelley

Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life


Michele Paules

Coordinator, Student Support Services


Jane Schubert

Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct

Get In Touch

Financial Hardship

Dean of Students
Address Muhlenberg College Student Services Seegers Union 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104