Hardship Fund FAQs

Review these frequently asked questions to learn more about the process of applying to the Emory University Hardship Fund.

Applications are reviewed and processed as soon as administratively possible.

Applicants will be notified by email when a decision has been made.

No. Credit scores are not a determining factor in awarding funds.

No. An award from the Hardship Fund is a grant, not a loan. Recipients are not required to pay back monetary awards.

Yes. We will provide a list of potentially helpful community resources that you may consider.

No. The Fund is available for employees who do not have the means themselves or other resources available to pay their living expenses.

No. Each eligible employee must be affected by a different event or emergency in order to be considered for an award.

One hundred percent. All donated funds go directly to help colleagues in need as part of the Emory University Hardship Fund. No donated money is used to administer the program.