This fund is managed by the Office of Student Affairs and is available to provide 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.

Types of Expenses that May Be Covered

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


Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled at the University of Georgia for the term the emergency aid is being requested
  • Have temporary financial hardship resulting from an emergency situation
  • Have exhausted all federal student aid options (including student loans). Unwillingness to take out student loans does not constitute a financial hardship
  • Have remaining need based on the current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be in good academic standing and maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress with the University
  • Provide sufficient documentation of financial hardship

Click here for more information on the Student Emergency Fund.

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