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Hurricane Florence Relief

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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.
  • have a 2018/19 FAFSA application on file with the UNCW Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
  • 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.


Thank you so much... I am very grateful for your kindness and support during this difficult time. People like you is what keeps me going every day and I am so grateful to be part of this institution that cares for each other.

To all who have helped our recovery, thank you.

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