"As ASU continues to monitor COVID-19, American Indian Student Support Services (AISSS) is committed more than ever to maintain what our students affectionately call our “home away from home.”
Our caring staff are available and working remotely to assist in all aspects of college life."
-Dr. Laura Gonzales-Macias Interim Director
Visit aisss.asu.edu for additional contact information.
Set up Zoom appointments with AISSS staff by clicking on an appointment link below.
Vickie Baldwin (Downtown Phoenix campus) 602-496-0355 | Set an appointment
Claudia Dagnino (West campus) 623-543-6290 | Set an appointment
Jayme Deschene (Tempe campus) 480-965-8176 | Set an appointment
Laura Medina (Tempe campus) 480-727-1036 | Set an appointment
Emergency funds for students are being offered through the University Innovation Alliance, in collaboration with the American Indian Student Support Services (AISSS). These funds are made available in support of students who are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Please read the contents thoroughly to ensure understanding of the process and eligibility requirements.
To be considered, students are required to first submit the online application answering the three questions below, and upload an attached document to verify financial hardship.
To verify financial hardship, students must upload at least one of the documents listed below, which shows the student’s name as the customer, account holder or employee:
*After review of the application to determine financial hardship and need, students will be sent an email correspondence to communicate approval or denial status. Approved applicants will receive instructions to proceed to Step II.
Students must be prepared to provide all necessary information and documentation regarding how the awarded funds will be used/expended.
Due to the number of applications we anticipate receiving during this time of crisis, students who receive favorable “approval” must upload ALL required documents within 48 hours. Failure to provide the required information will forfeit the emergency grant award.
Impact Statement Requirement: Students who receive assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Grant will be required to submit an “impact statement” which will be shared with the University Innovation Alliance, in acknowledgement of the financial support provided.
If you have questions, please contact: Student Success & Retention Coordinators: