The UCCS Office of Financial Aid may approve short term loans that are issued by the Student Financial Services office. These short term loans are intended for students in need of emergency financial assistance. An example of an emergency situation might be in a case in which your financial aid has not been disbursed yet and you need to buy your books for classes. However, these loans are temporary in nature and only have a maximum repayment period of one semester. Any enrolled student is eligible to take out a short-term loan.