The UGA Student Emergency Fund is available to provide limited, one-time financial assistance to enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation.
How the Fund Operates
UGA campus partners in the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Division of Student Affairs will review submitted applications and determine any appropriate funding source and amount. Applicants may be required to provide additional information or take further steps as part of the application review. UGA emergency funding takes existing financial aid into consideration in determining any award.
While we attempt to support as many students as possible with emergency funding, we are not able to grant every request, or in other cases, offer the full amount requested.
Please note on submission your request will be distributed immediately to campus partners for review. Given the complexity of individual circumstances and the volume of student requests, it may take 2-7 business days to receive a full response on your application. However, staff from Student Care and Outreach will be in contact in the interim to see if there are additional, non-financial, resources at UGA that may be of support. A listing of campus hardship resources is available here.
Types of Expenses that May Be Covered
A range of circumstances may result in financial hardships. Typical expenses covered include, but are not limited to:
• Medications or other health-related costs
• Rent, utilities, or other essential household expenses
• Books or other essential academic expenses
• Personal safety needs (e.g. changing a lock)
• Replacement of essential personal belongings due to natural disaster, fire, theft, or other unforeseen circumstance
• Travel costs related to a death or serious illness in the immediate family
The Student Emergency Fund is made possible by the extremely generous support of the Office of the President, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the UGA Parents and Families Association.
The UGA Student Emergency Fund is available to provide limited, one-time financial assistance to enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation, such as an accident, illness, death of a family member, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstance.
Financial Hardship Resources
Financial circumstances can change quickly, at times in ways outside your control. We understand financial hardship can bring significant stress and impact your ability to succeed and flourish at UGA.