All students can request emergency funding beginning immediately. The Illinois CARES: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund will help defray tuition, housing and other costs for undergraduate and graduate students experiencing unexpected shortfalls due to COVID-19 – both for current needs and for the upcoming academic year.
“Over the course of more than 150 years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has grown to become synonymous with a world-class education,” said Chancellor Robert Jones. “We are at a juncture where, through no fault of their own, some of these incredible students may find additional financial hurdles in their pursuit of an Illinois education.”
The Illinois Cares: COVID-19 Support Program is being funded by the federal CARES Act, the university and through contributions from donors and friends.
“By participating in the Illinois CARES: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund, our amazing alumni and friends can provide assistance to students who need it the most,” said Barry Benson, vice chancellor for advancement.