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Emergency Grants



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Graduate students who experience an acute and unexpected short-term hardship may to apply for an emergency grant. Acute and unexpected hardships may include burial costs, fire damage, or auto repairs due to accident. This program is being administered by the Graduate College in accordance with applicable University rules and policies. Funding for the Emergency Grant program comes from the Student-to-Student fee that is assessed to graduate students in Fall and Spring Semesters. The fund itself is limited, and therefore, the following criteria have been established:

Applicants must be degree-seeking graduate students at UIC (classified as “2G”) for the term in which the hardship occurred. Undergraduate and professional students are not eligible for emergency grant funding from the Graduate College because emergency funding is supported by graduate student fees (i.e. students from the following degree programs are ineligible: DMD, DPT, JD, LLM, MBA, MPH, MD, MSW, DPharm, and MEng.


Emergency Grant Application