About the Emergency Assistance Fund
The University of Nebraska System's Emergency Assistance Fund enables the university to help currently enrolled students and current university employees (faculty and staff) who face financial hardship resulting from emergency or crisis situations such as natural disasters, home displacement, and food insecurity.
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Those applying for assistance from the Emergency Assistance Fund must have a documented hardship, event, or emergency that has caused financial stress. Detailed information on qualifications can be found in the policy linked below.
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- Natural disaster (displacement or destruction of your primary residence)
- Death of a family member
- Life-altering accidents
How Do I Apply for Assistance?
Review the Emergency Assistance Fund policy to ensure that you meet the qualifications for assistance to the fund.
Complete the Application Form
Complete and submit the application form linked below. The committee may request additional information from the applicant prior to making a decision.
The committee will review your application, determine whether financial assistance will be awarded and notify you of its decision. Detailed information on notification and payment is available in the EAF policy.
The Emergency Assistance Fund is administered by a committee that includes a representative from each NU System campus and a chairperson appointed by the President.
The current committee members and their contact information is available to the right.
Wendy Schardt, UNK firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Goodburn, UNL email@example.com
Phil Covington, UNMC firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Pettid, UNO email@example.com
Heath Mello, UNOP (Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Many University of Nebraska faculty, staff and students are eager to help. There are several opportunities for employees to assist colleagues and students in need through the University of Nebraska Fund, which helps currently enrolled students and current university employees who face financial hardship resulting from emergency or crisis situations such as COVID-19.
The Emergency Assistance Fund relies on contributions from individuals, companies, and organizations to help with this assistance program. Every gift helps, and when combined with the donations of others, will provide the help a student or employee needs when facing the unexpected.