EmoryTogether Fund provides financial support for students affected by COVID-19
March 25, 2020
To help students remain focused on their educational goals, this week Emory University formally launched the EmoryTogether Fund — a $5 million fund designed to support undergraduate, graduate and professional students facing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19.
“Emory is here to support our students. As each day brings new challenges, we want to help students feel confident about maintaining their academic progress,” Emory leaders wrote in a March 19 community letter announcing the fund.
The fund will help with the emergency financial needs of full and part-time degree-seeking students enrolled at Emory as of March 11, 2020, who demonstrate verifiable financial hardship related to COVID-19.
Assistance may include help with a range of challenges associated with COVID-19, including basic needs (food, special housing circumstances, medicine, etc.), educational support needs (travel to a safe learning location, remote learning needs, etc.) and family/medical needs (job loss, medical deductible, etc.).
Qualified students with direct COVID-19 related financial hardships are encouraged to apply for support through this fund, which will be available from March 23 through June 30, 2020. Applications should be submitted through www.finance.emory.edu/sfdc.
Emory’s Division of Campus Life, working with an oversight committee, will review all applications in consideration of special requests. Emory employees who are enrolled in degree programs are not eligible for support through this fund but are encouraged to seek support through the Emory University Hardship Fund, which assists faculty and staff.
Answers to common questions
Emory continues to provide a central hub of information to support students, faculty, staff and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the Emory COVID-19 website for the latest information for these audiences and updates on Emory’s work with local and state partners to monitor and manage the outbreak.
The website features a page dedicated to FAQs, including responses to questions about the EmoryTogether Fund, such as:
- Who is eligible to apply for EmoryTogether funding?
- How can students apply for EmoryTogether funding?
- How many times can I access the EmoryTogether Fund for help?
Students will also find extensive information and resources for the transition to remote learning.