Shield Our Spartans

Spring 2023

COVID-19 Emergency Funds for Students

Dear UNCG Students,

As the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact students and their families, there have been new federal and state relief funds made available to universities. In the latest round of relief funding, UNCG has received approximately $9.3 million specifically reserved to provide students with emergency financial aid grants.

We have established a clear set of guiding principles to help us distribute this money effectively, equitably, and quickly. Our hope is to help our students stay enrolled at UNCG, mitigate financial impacts from COVID-19, and maintain progress toward earning a college degree – a lifelong goal for so many students and families in our community:

  • We will automatically distribute the funds to certain students with the most significant need, in keeping with legislative guidelines. UNCG will use a range of financial aid/FAFSA data to assess need while also proactively reaching out through our academic advising team to students who may have dropped or withdrawn from courses due to the challenges of moving to online learning or other personal issues.
  • Many of our initial awards for highest need students will begin soon. Recipients will see the amount of their grant posted to their student account before it is disbursed. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit on the UNCG Student Account Center to receive their funds more quickly.
  • For students not in the initial award group, we have created a clear and simple application process to seek support easily. This online application process will provide grants of up to $500, depending on the situation. The application will be available on February 22, 2021 at

To be eligible for the latest round of grants, students must have been enrolled in Spring 2021 and demonstrate exceptional financial need. More details on the current grant awarding process, eligibility, and specific criteria are available at Students (undergraduate and graduate) with questions should email

We will keep you posted as we have more opportunities to share or information to pass along. Please continue to monitor your email, follow @UNCG social media channels, and regularly check our COVID-19 Web Site for the latest updates.