Thank you to our alumni, parents and friends who are asking how to help as we take precautions to ensure the safety of our students and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at Carolina. Click the link below to support students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships as a result of the challenges brought by COVID-19.

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Carolina Student Impact Fund

Carolina is committed to meeting the needs of our students. We take this responsibility very seriously, offering support, guidance and emergency funding to help students in these historic circumstances. In order to meet the growing needs, the University is deploying the Carolina Student Impact Fund to help undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund will help students who budgeted carefully for the semester but now face unexpected hardships — the loss of an off-campus job due to business shutdowns; the cost of an unexpected trip home from campus; or the need to purchase urgent supplies now that dining halls and dorms are inaccessible to many students. The fund will also provide assistance to students who need help returning from canceled or shortened study abroad and exchange programs or students who incur extra expenses due to other interruptions caused by COVID-19.

Already, this fund is being deployed to help our students. Your philanthropy makes a real and lasting impact in the lives of Carolina students. Thank you for your support.

If you would like further information about making a gift to the Carolina Student Impact Fund, please contact University Development at

Undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who need financial assistance due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 should complete this request.


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