We are in the midst of working on a plan to offer financial assistance to our peers that need it. Whether you need help covering the cost of a textbook, groceries, or a last-minute plane ticket, we can give you access to students that want to help. For now, we will be using the Financial channel on Slack for offers and needs and operating through apps such as Venmo.
For example, Paws is $20 short on groceries this week. Paws can message into the slack “I need $20 for groceries this week. My Venmo is @Paws.” Someone else in the chat has some extra money and messages back “I’ll Venmo you $10”. Another person has extra as well and messages “I have the other $10”. Now Paws can get groceries! It is not guaranteed that everyone in need will be able to get the money from others in the community. We aim to start fundraising so that we can offer more assistance. We trust that you will ask for assistance because you need it and not to take advantage of other students.
Prism can help with budgeting and financial planning.