STUDENT EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
We're stronger together.
All numbers are current as of March 31, 2021.
The Student Emergency Assistance Fund supports the continued academic progress and success of UB students experiencing unexpected urgent financial challenges. This pandemic has been challenging for all of us, and the UB community has proven that together we have the resiliency and determination to move forward Stronger Together.
Together, we have already raised more than $355,000 for the fund and provided critical assistance to 386 students.
How the Student Emergency Assistance Fund has been helping UB students in this unprecedented time of need:
|36% housing and basic utilities||16% needs created by job loss|
|19% food, toiletries and medications||3% student travel home|
|21% internet and educational expenses||5% other student emergency needs|
STUDENT PERSPECTIVES: THE IMPACT OF COVID
"Since the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have not been able to settle the rent at the shared apartment where I currently occupy a room. I have lost 2 siblings to the virus after my family spent a lot to get them medical attention back home in Nigeria. My family has been forced to stay home and they currently have no source of income or sufficient resources to assist me ... I am grateful UB has provided a platform to help students with financial issues during this period, and I will appreciate any assistance to enable me to settle my bills and have better nutrition.”
STUDENT PERSPECTIVES: THE IMPACT OF COVID"I recently welcomed my 6-year-old nephew to live with my family because of his parents living conditions and health due to COVID-19. I have no additional income to support additional expenses ... items such as toilet paper, soaps, and disinfectant items are difficult to afford. Food purchases are limited due to my fixed income ... Every day is a struggle for us.”
STUDENT PERSPECTIVES: THE IMPACT OF COVID“I am currently out of work, and unemployment has not been enough to cover food for my family. I am a single mother who has three children ages 4, 2, and 4 months. Gas and electric payments have fallen behind. All of our money has been going to the mortgage and that has even been late. We are barely making it and we barely have any food due to lack of finances.”
STUDENT PERSPECTIVES: THE IMPACT OF COVID“I have lost my paid internship due to the employer canceling the internship program as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am also at risk of losing 60% of my VA housing allowance. … I have no income at this time to cover the cost of books and supplies.”
MAKE A GIFT, MAKE AN IMPACT!
Contributions to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund support the University’s commitment to serve every member of our UB Family.
- Make a gift to the Student Emergency Fund
- Student application for funds
- UB COVID-19 response
- Messages from President Kurt Schmoke
- A message from the Vice President of Institutional Advancement
- COVID-19 Grants for University of Baltimore Students
- UB announces Spring 2021 plans