The Janet Cane Fisher '38 Fund

We understand that life is unpredictable. Unplanned and unexpected costs can cause significant stress and impact academic success and personal well-being. Goucher College has the Janet Cane Fisher ’38 Fund to provide emergency aid for currently enrolled Goucher students.

Emergency aid funding assists Goucher students by providing financial support when assistance is needed with unexpected, unavoidable, and unplanned expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, fire/water damage, or a need for emergency housing and food.

Possible expenses that can be considered for emergency aid assistance include:

  • Food security
  • Emergency medical/dental costs
  • Emergency/temporary housing and living expenses
  • Family emergencies
  • Natural disasters

This list is not all-inclusive. If the reason you are seeking assistance is not listed, please make an appointment with the Student Support & Outreach team.

Expenses not covered:

  • Tuition, student fees, and study-abroad costs
  • Technology
  • Regular anticipated fixed expenses
  • Parking tickets
  • Non-emergency travel
  • Other non-essential or anticipated expenses

Students may only receive funding once per semester.



  • Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students at Goucher College.
  • Students are only eligible to receive funding during the semester they apply, so they must be currently enrolled in coursework when completing the application.
  • Applicants must have a FAFSA on file for the current academic year.
  • Applicants must provide documentation reflecting their financial emergency.


Apply to the Janet Cane Fisher ‘38 Fund