Students with Limited Income


Money is a critical component of our daily lives. At times you may find yourself with limited income, which may impact your ability to meet basic needs. Financial stress is serious among college students, and we encourage you to utilize the Office of Advocacy and Success or Counseling and Psychological Services to work through management of the impact stress can have on your academics, health and overall wellness. Below are helpful resources to assist you in navigating your experience with limited income.


The Student Emergency Fund is a university wide initiative coordinated by the Office of the Dean of Students in close consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid.This fund is intended to be a supplemental financial resource when students are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses due to unexpected, unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances. Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources, including loans through the Office of Student Financial Aid. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. Learn More and Apply

The Career Closet program was developed to provide a way for Clemson students to obtain clothing for job hunting. The clothing provided ranges from business casual to business professional attire.Any undergraduate or graduate students may use the Career Closet. Learn More

Through its Choose My Plate Initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides 10 tips to assist you in getting the best value out of your food budget. The tips will offer strategies for planning, purchasing and preparing your meals. Learn More

The Clemson Financial Literacy Resource page provides information for all students regarding budgeting, credit management, debt management and many other financial concepts. Learn More

The Paw Pantry is an on-campus food pantry and resource center available to Clemson University students free of charge, no questions asked. Available goods include nonperishable food items, hygienic products, school supplies and household items. Learn More