Emergency Grants

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

This is NOT an application for the UIC COVID-19 Emergency GrantIf you are interested in apply for the UIC COVID-19 Emergency Grant, before submitting your application, please follow the steps below to determine if you are eligible for the UIC COVID-19 Emergency Grant.

Log in to the student portal: www.my.uic.edu
Click on the Financial Aid tab (second top tab)
Once on Financial Aid tab click on “Student Requirements”
Select the 2019-2020 Aid year click “Submit”
Then click on “COVID-19 Emergency Grant Application” 

For upload instructions, please click here: https://docs.financialaid.uic.edu/docs/PDF_upload_guide.pdf


NOTE: With the current situation, we expect a larger-than-normal volume of applications. Our funds are limited, but we will fund as many as we can. Thank you for your patience.

Please use the revised Emergency Grant application during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Revised graduate student eligibility is noted on the application and below.  Only degree-seeking graduate students in graduate programs under the auspices of the Graduate College (classified as "2G") are eligible for this grant.  Undergraduate, graduate non-degree, and professional students are not eligible for emergency grant funding from the Graduate College because the emergency fund is supported by graduate student-to-student fees (i.e. students from the following degree programs are ineligible: DMD, DPT, JD, LLM, MBA, MD, and MSW).



Graduate students who experience an acute and unexpected short-term hardship may to apply for an emergency grant.  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.



Revised COVID-19 Emergency Grant Application