Provide Urgent Relief for UT Students in Need

Make an immediate difference for UT students who need your help. So far $2,066,791 has been raised for our students. 

Provide Urgent Relief for UT Students in Need

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to the well-being of every one of our students — especially when they need extra support to succeed.


Through the COVID-19 crisis, the devastation of Winter Storm Uri and other major, unforeseen challenges, thousands of Longhorns have needed emergency support to make rent, buy food and meet their basic needs so they can focus on their coursework and stay on track academically.

Your Gift Goes Directly to a Student in Need

Your gift will provide a UT student with the security and stability they need to stay focused on earning their degrees. Longhorns need help now — and you can give them a hand up when they need it most.


The Student Emergency Fund serves as a vital resource for UT students in need. Since April 2020, more than 4,000 alumni and friends have donated to the Student Emergency Fund, which has helped more than 3,500 students through unforeseen challenges.


Your support is critical to UT students' health, safety and academic success.


A gift to this emergency fund helps provide:

  • Funds for rent, groceries, utilities and other critical needs.
  • Medical and mental health service reimbursements and coverage.
  • Funds for textbooks and academic technology that students need to stay on track in their classes and for graduation.


All funds raised will be administered and distributed by Student Emergency Services in the Office of the Dean of Students to ensure equity and support for the students in greatest need.

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