Support the Cougar Emergency Fund

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    Support UH Students by Giving to the Cougar Emergency Fund

    Many students are facing new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. With classes being delivered online through the summer, some students are struggling with technology needs such as access to Wi-Fi and new software requirements, while others have lost income from work stoppages.

    Every Gift Makes a Difference

    Every gift made to the Cougar Emergency Fund will go directly to students and help them pay for expenses that would otherwise force them to drop out of the University of Houston. The Fund will provide up to $1,500 per student and cover unforeseen expenses including:

    • Costs related to loss of wages (past due utilities, unpaid rent, childcare)
    • Medical expenses
    • Food
    • Housing (deposits, unexpected moving expenses, emergency lodging)
    • Utilities (application, initiation, deposit fees)
    • Technology (internet costs, increased data needs, software)
    • Tuition assistance (including summer sessions)
    • Course materials (textbooks and other required materials)

    Thank you for helping us reach the match! The University of Houston Foundation and its James Wade Rockwell Endowment have matched $500,000 in donations, dollar-for-dollar, helping us raise more than $1,000,000 in direct student financial support!

    Who is Eligible for the Cougar Emergency Fund?

    Currently enrolled UH undergraduate or graduate students who are in good standing are eligible to receive Cougar Emergency Funds, with priority given to those enrolled full time. Some students may also be eligible to receive emergency financial support through the University provided by the federal CARES Act.

    The Cougar Emergency Fund is housed in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, and it is administered through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.

    For more information on the Cougar Emergency Fund visit:

    For more information on how the University of Houston is responding to the COVID-19 crisis visit:

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