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Emergencies and unplanned events can leave students in financial difficulties that affect their personal and academic lives. The Student Emergency Fund is available to assist enrolled students facing a financial emergency, excluding tuition-related expenses.

About the Student Emergency Fund

Through the Student Emergency Fund, the Division of Student Affairs assists Carolina students by providing immediate financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing. Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources.

How the Fund Works

Students who are experiencing financial emergencies and who have exhausted other resources are encouraged to submit an application and supporting documentation to the Office of the Dean of Students. The Emergency Fund Committee reviews the submitted applications and determines the appropriate funding amount. Funds are distributed within an average range of $250 to $500. The committee will review applications requesting in excess of $500 for unique and unusual circumstances of emergency financial need. Applicants may be required to meet with a staff member in the Office of the Dean of Students to discuss their application. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid.

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