We understand that for many this may be a time of financial challenges. Western Seminary has a Benevolence Fund that was set up to help students during times of financial stress. If you find yourself in a position of needing financial assistance, you can connect directly with the Dean of Students, Andy Peloquin. We recognize that even this assistance may not meet all your immediate needs during this time. As we anticipate a greater need, we recommend the following additional resources :

  • Connect with your local church and/or small group to let them know of your need. Even if you do not receive financial assistance, you will likely receive prayer or additional resources available within the church.
  • Explore Western Seminary’s Financial Aid Resources for additional loans or starting new loans.
  • Call 211 to find services in your community, including food programs, and to have your questions answered about coronavirus.
  • Explore resources for lost wages, such as MoneyGeek’s Coronavirus Resource page.
  • Explore bill and rent extensions. Portland and other city governments are already putting no eviction plans in place, and some companies are offering extended payment arrangements. Talk directly with a company’s customer service rep for assistance with outstanding bills.

California Students

See Covid19 Department of Public Health with links to employment questions and other resources. Also, check your local county or Congress member for resources on their websites.

Oregon Students

See Covid19 Emergency Resources compiled by Congressman Earl Blumenauer and his team in Portland.