The Rainy Day Fund at Villanova University is a critical resource that assists in equalizing the university experience for all students. Over the past years, a growing number of Villanova students needed the support of the university community to achieve their academic and career aspirations:
- A male student who was homeless did not have extra money for books. The Rainy Day Fund bought his books for the semester. He consequently donated them back to the lending library administered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
- A male student used his entire
Financial Aidrefund to pay for his housing and, as a result, was not eating. Dining Services funded half of his commuter meal plan, and The Rainy Day Fund paid for the other half of his plan.
- A female Honors student needed to purchase supplemental supplies for one of her courses. She tried to do without the materials for quite some time before her faculty advisor identified the problem that she was without the materials. The Rainy Day Fund purchased her required supplies, and she achieved great success in the course.
- • More than thirty students borrowed money in the form of a book loan which, over time, they paid back either when they raised the funds or after their
financial aidrefund check was issued to them.