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Support students affected by COVID-19 through emergency fund



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas is encouraging more donations to its student emergency funds as many students face unexpected challenges due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In a news release, the University of Arkansas detailed how students whose hours got cut at their jobs or have to move to remote learning set-ups can face increased financial difficulties. Donations provided can help students in need in the areas of:

  • Housing and food insecurity
  • Reduced hours/income for hourly jobs
  • Technology for remote learning
  • Medical care and prescriptions
  • Travel to return home
  • Other unforeseen expenses

The university has several emergency funds, the primary being “U of A Cares”, an emergency fund designed to help assist U of A students with unexpected needs that arise from situations outside their control.