University Advancement & Alumni Relations

Hurricane Florence Relief

 

Support Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Two UNCW funds support students and employees facing adversity.

The Campus Emergency Fund (Student Hurricane Relief) provides financial assistance to students personally affected by Hurricane Florence. Requests and allocations will be managed by the Office of Dean of Students.

The Hurricane Florence Employee Assistance Fund provides assistance to faculty and staff personally affected by Hurricane Florence. Requests and allocations will be managed by the Office of Human Resources.

 

Apply for Assistance:

About the student emergency fund and request process:

UNCW’s Campus Emergency Fund provides limited, one-time emergency financial assistance to UNCW students personally affected by Hurricane Florence. It is the intent of this fund to provide support for currently enrolled students who have exhausted all other resources. If Campus Emergency Funds are granted, they do not have to be repaid but they may count as income and be subject to federal and/or state taxes.

Eligibility for Funds

Applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled UNCW students.
  • have a financial hardship that has been caused directly by the impact of Hurricane Florence.
  • complete all questions on the application and provide supporting documentation.

Expenses Eligible for Coverage by the Campus Emergency Fund
(includes, but is not limited to)

  • Emergency or temporary housing expenses
  • Food
  • Essential utilities (e.g. electric, gas, water)
  • Medical expenses
  • Other expenditures that would otherwise prevent continued enrollment
  • Academic supplies (books, technology, etc., not included in tuition and fees)
  • Essential personal belongings damaged or lost to Hurricane Florence

The fund is not intended to cover any non-essential/non-emergency expenses.

Application and Award Process

  • Students will submit their Campus Emergency Fund Request to the Office of the Dean of Students which will gather and review the necessary information from each applicant.
  • Decisions will be made by a selection committee appointed by the Dean of Students.
  • Students will be notified via email of the decision pertaining to their request for funds, typically within 2-3 business days.
  • Campus Emergency Funds will be credited to the student’s account. Students who have balances owed to the university will still be eligible to have these funds refunded to them.

About the employee emergency fund and request process:

The UNCW Hurricane Employee Assistance Fund provides one-time emergency financial assistance to UNCW employees personally affected by Hurricane Florence. It is the intent of this fund to provide support for current employees who have exhausted all other resources. If funds are granted, they do not have to be repaid but they may count as income and be subject to federal and/or state taxes.

Eligibility for Funds

Applicants must:

  • Be current UNCW employees.
  • Have a financial hardship that has been caused directly due to the impact of Hurricane Florence.
  • Complete all questions on the application and provide supporting documentation.

Intended Expenses to be Covered by the Campus Emergency Fund
(includes, but is not limited to)

  • Emergency or temporary housing expenses
  • Food
  • Essential utilities (e.g. electric, gas, water)
  • Medical expenses
  • Replacing essential personal belongs due to Hurricane Florence

The fund is not intended to cover any non-essential/non-emergency expenses.

Application and Award Process

  • Employees will submit their Hurricane Florence Employee Assistance Requests to the Office of Human Resources through the online portal which will gather and verify the necessary information from each applicant.
  • Decisions will be made by a selection committee appointed by the Chancellor.
  • Employees will be notified via email the decision pertaining to their request for funds.
  • Employee Assistance Funds will be processed through payroll, unless other arrangements can be made to expedite the disbursement of funds in special circumstances.
  • Committee decisions will be made without regard to race, sex (such as gender, marital status and pregnancy) age, color, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or relationship to other university constituents.

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