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Resources for Students during the Stay-at-Home Order

The stay-at-home order is creating hardship and stress for many UIC students and we know that you have lost much needed income. There are emergency funds available to help students through this crisis (for food, rent, educational needs) available from the campus and the college. These emergency funds are intended to help get you through the worst of this crisis and the campus is streamlining the disbursement process to make it as fast as possible.

Here is the application information –

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emergency Fund- 

The LAS Dean’s Office is pleased to offer a limited number of COVID-19 LAS Scholarship Support awards (up to $1,000) to LAS students who require assistance with educational expenses (e.g. tuition, fees, housing, books or other unforeseen expenses) due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply, please fill out and submit the online application. If you have any questions, please contact

UIC Emergency Fund -

Emergency Funding for currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship:

The department has also created a small emergency fund for anthropology majors and minors. Please contact the Department Head, Dr. Sloan Williams ( or the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Vince LaMotta ( is you would like to know more or apply to the fund.