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Vincentian Assistance Fund


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In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, the Vincentian Assistance Fund (VAF) was established by the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentian Priests and Brothers) to provide short-term, emergency financial support to DePaul students, faculty, and staff. This expression of Vincentian personalism honors the dignity of our DePaul community members who find themselves in times of crisis, and we hope it reminds them that they have a whole DePaul community around them that they can look to for support. Recipients of the VAF are not required to pay back what they receive, but they are asked to find a small way in which to “pay it forward” by doing something kind or charitable for others. Please contact Alice Farrell with any questions.

To support others by donating to the Vincentian Assistance Fund, please click here.​

To request Vincentian Assistance Funds, please complete the VAF Request Form​.​​

Please note that the Vincentian Assistance Fund may not be used for tuition, books, university fees, or technology.  For students facing these types of financial hardships, we encourage them to reach out to the Dean of Students Office​ and inquire about the Student Emergency Assistance Fund (SEAF).  The Dean of Students Office is best suited to connect students with both SEAF and other resources that may be able to alleviate some of their hardships.