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Emergency Assistance

Hawks Helping Hawks

We understand and recognize that being a student can be challenging in more than one aspect. In addition to balancing life and school, there may come a time when you need some assistance due to an unexpected and unforeseen life circumstance.

In order to help support you during these times, we have established the following support programs:

Hawk Emergency Fund Grant

Assistance is available to currently enrolled UHCL students experiencing unforeseen, unavoidable, and extenuating emergency circumstances which potentially cause difficulties enrolling or remaining enrolled in classes. For details pertaining to qualifications and the application process, please visit the link above.

Hurricane Evacuation

During an emergency, UHCL may provide transportation to an evacuation site for any currently enrolled UHCL student without a means to evacuate. For details pertaining to the program and how to register, please visit the link above.

Hawk Pantry

The Hawk Pantry provides non-perishable food items, toiletries, gender specific hygiene products, and limited school supplies for all UHCL students. For details pertaining to accessing the Hawk Pantry, please visit the link above.

Online Learning  Assistance and Reimbursement Program

The Online Learning Assistance and Reimbursement Program (oLARP) is for currently enrolled UHCL students who do not have a reliable computer and are in need of some assistance. For details pertaining to the oLARP application process and qualification, please visit the link above. 


UHCL has received Federal funding through the CARES Act to directly assist students.

COVID-19 Emergency Fund Application

A survey was recently sent to all eligible students to apply for a $300 CARES funds emergency award. Eligible students who had expenses of at least $300 due to campus disruptions we encouraged to apply. This opportunity ended on May 5, 2020.

We would like to give students who have experienced an expense due to the disruption of campus operations an opportunity to apply for additional funds, if they were not able to apply for the $300 in time, or they have additional expenses beyond $300.

Students who have accrued expenses should complete and submit the COVID-19 Emergency Fund Request to the Office of Student Financial Aid. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications should be complete and have any appropriate documentation attached at the time of submission to be considered.

Basic Eligibility to apply includes, but is not limited to:

  • Must be Title IV Eligible as determined by the 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress for Summer 2020
  • Degree-Seeking
  • Enrolled for Summer 2020
  • Have incurred an expense related to the disruption of campus due to coronavirus

For information on how UHCL has administered these funds, click here.


Still Have a Question?

Dean of Students Office - Assistance Request Form

  • Dean of Students

    Phone: 281-283-2567

    SSCB 1201
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 195
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.

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