Emergency Grants

This is NOT an application for the UIC COVID-19 Emergency Grant.  For more interest in that federally funded emergency Grant, please visit https://financialaid.uic.edu/faq/

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

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, MPH, MD, MSW, DPharm, and MEng).



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