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.