Prompted by increasing numbers of students facing financial hardship, the University of South Florida has created a short term emergency fund program for students. The plan called Don't Stop, Don't Drop offers meal cards, gift cards or extra cash. University Ombuds Les Miller is the first step in the process and says students who need help must ask for it. "It's never too late to ask for help. I tell students all the time if you don't ask you never know. If you don't try you fail. The thing is to ask somebody." (TampaBays10; USF DSDD.)
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