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The Stanford FLI Student Success Center Opportunity Fund is designed to financially assist undergraduate students who are experiencing an unexpected financial challenge or seeking funds for an opportunity related to their academic and/or professional development. The FLI Student Success Center completes a thorough, holistic review of each application. 


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Graduating Seniors

The last day to apply to the Opportunity Fund for funding is May 1, 2023. Please keep this date in mind and get any and all requests for eligible expenses in by that date. We are not accepting any applications, regardless of the request, after this date, unless there is an emergency.

Co-Term and Graduate Student Support

Emergency Grant-in-Aid Funds assist graduate students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses, causing financial hardship. This program is designed to assist in situations where the emergency may impede academic progress, and for those who cannot reasonably resolve their financial difficulty through fellowships, loans, or personal resources.

Emergency Grant-in-Aid awards are grants that reimburse actual expenses. These awards are not a loan and do not need to be repaid. Emergency Grant-in-Aid awards are taxable income.

Opportunity Fund Eligibility

Students are Opp Fund eligible when both the Family Contribution AND the Student Contribution on their financial aid notification are each individually $6,500 or less.

Here's What to Expect

You've submitted a request to the Opportunity Fund, now what? Here you can learn about what to expect during the process. 

Graduation Support

The Opportunity Fund is proud to be able support seniors as they prepare for graduation. This is a milestone occasion for you and the support system that got you here, and we want to be able to support as much as we can.

What We Fund

The Stanford FLI Student Success Center Opportunity Fund provides assistance for a variety of situations students may experience. Here you can learn more about what is and is not funded. 

What We Don't Fund

Though the Stanford FLI Student Success Center Opportunity Fund is designed to financially assist undergraduate students, there are some limitations to what we can fund. Here you can find information about what this entails. 

Receipt Tracker

Welcome to the Opportunity Fund receipts page! Please answer each question and submit a separate form for each receipt if you've completed multiple purchases.

Due to the high volume of requests that we receive through the Opportunity Fund, it can take up to two weeks to receive a response. Please be sure to include all supporting materials with your application to prevent a delay in processing.

Fraternity or Sorority Life Dues

Students applying for support with Fraternity or Sorority Life dues need to complete the FSL Opportunity Fund Application by Monday, October 3, 2022 for Autumn Quarter dues. Dues are not covered through the traditional Opportunity Fund application process. Please reach out to Christopher Carter with any questions.

Opportunity Fund Application

Access the current academic year application below. 

  • To receive the fund disbursement, if approved for an Opportunity Fund grant, students will need to complete a Canvas course about the Opportunity Fund, which will take about 30-45 minutes to complete. You only need to complete this once during your Stanford career. The link to the course is available in the Opportunity Fund Application.
  • Graduate and Co-Term Students should apply for support through Grant in Aid.