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Emergency Grants for UW-Green Bay Students

Resources Available for Emergency Funding

The pandemic has disrupted your life and your academic career. There are a number of emergency funds available to students who qualify.

Federal CARES

Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant funding is available to UW-Green Bay students who have been impacted by COVID-19. (see eligibility below)

Apply For CARES Grant

Phoenix Emergency Grant

UW-Green Bay has Emergency Funding called the Phoenix Emergency Grant for expenses that do not qualify for the CARES Emergency Grant. (see eligibility below)

Apply For Phoenix Grant

If you have not already, please fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov.  The first step in the emergency grant process is to determine if there is financial aid available to help you with your expenses.

Currently we are only able to allocate emergency grants to expenses that are already incurred during Spring or Summer 2020. If you’re concerned about affording your education in Fall 2020 please reach out to financial aid financialaid@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2111 to discuss your situation and options. If you are not able to apply for Federal Student Aid, please email emergencygrant@uwgb.edu and we will help guide you to other pathways.

CARES Grant Emergency Funding Coverage

All students who are having financial difficulties are encouraged to complete this request because UW-Green Bay has multiple sources for funding, but please note that funding from the federal CARES Act, specifically, requires that additional criteria be met, including:
  • The completion of a 2019-20 or 2020-21 FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) and meeting all financial aid eligibility requirements for the Spring or Summer 2020 semester
  • Spring 2020 expenses will no longer be approved after 7/26/2020
  • Fall 2020 expenses will be considered, if funding from CARES is available, after 9/2/2020- please do not apply for fall 2020 expenses prior to this date. If you are concerned about funding your education for fall 2020, please contact financialaid@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2111 to discuss your options.

CARES Act expenses covered related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) can include:

  • Expenses for technology (internet, hotspot, printer, computer)
  • Fees paid to end leases or pay rent for housing that you are not currently living in
  • Food expenses due to campus dining or Campus Cupboard closures
  • Overdue utility bills
  • Purchase of additional course materials due to the moving online
  • Childcare or health care costs due to COVID-19
  • Other financial needs arising from individual and/or special circumstances to be determined on a case by case basis

Examples of things NOT COVERED by any emergency grant funding:

  • Anticipated expenses beyond spring 2020 semester
  • Legal fines or non-essential personal expenses
  • Parking tickets, library fines or other expenses mistakenly incurred
  • Funds for the replacement of lost or stolen items
  • Lost earnings due to COVID-19 or other reasons
  • Ongoing expenses
Funds awarded do not need to be repaid, however, they may be subject to federal tax reporting.  
CARES Act:  Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Aid Overview and Data

Eligibility for Phoenix Emergency Grant

To meet the minimum requirements for any emergency funding, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled at UW-Green Bay as a degree-seeking, full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be experiencing an unexpected financial hardship
  • Have overdue tuition charges or having difficulties paying expenses

Application Process

Complete and submit the online application. Applications will be reviewed quickly and a decision will be made and communicated to you via your UW-Green Bay email within five business days of submission.

Don't Qualify? There are Options

If you do not qualify for the CARES grant, please email emergencygrant@uwgb.edu  there are other institutional funds that are available for students.


Because some federal funding applies to UW-Green Bay’s Spring and Summer 2020 Semesters only, it is critical that you submit an application as soon as possible
UW-Green Bay will continue to stand by our students, providing needed financial, academic and emotional support. Please submit an application today.
Website Instructions

Filling Out Online Form
Looking for help on filling out the form? Use our how to guide on How To Request Emergency Funding (PDF)

Resuming Previous Application 

  1. To create a new application for the grant use the Emergency Grant Request Form.
  2. To resume filling out a grant application you have previously saved use the Form Login. When you log in, you will see a Task List where you can open your application and continue working where you left off.

After submitting your grant application, on the next screen please select “Logoff” or you can select “Running Processes” to see the current status of your application.


Contact us by email at emergencygrant@uwgb.edu.

Accessibility Questions
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