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Financial Support

Financial assistance may be available to help individuals pay for costs related to experiences of gender-based violence and harassment.

  • All students and postdocs enrolled or working at UNC at the time of a sexual assault are eligible for consideration to receive funds from the Survivor’s Assistance Fund. Students attending orientation, camp programs, visiting students and others participating in programs as part of the Carolina community may also be considered for funding eligibility in the event of a sexual assault.
  • Costs related to post-assault medical care, including counseling services, may be covered by insurance and/or other funds, including the Survivor’s Assistance Fund. For individuals seeking care through Campus Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, or UNC Hospitals Emergency Department, the charges for care and services rendered are handled in a confidential manner to route through appropriate funds. If an individual seeks care from a medical provider outside Chapel Hill, costs may be considered for funding eligibility. Campus Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Service can help determine eligibility and accessing funds.
  • Questions regarding the fund can be directed to Michelle Camarena (she/her/hers), Director of Nursing and Performance Improvement, in Campus Health Services. Phone: 919-966-6600 Email:

  • Student Emergency Fund Website
  • This resource is for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students.
  • The Student Emergency Fund is a joint venture between the UNC Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. The Fund assists Carolina students by providing immediate financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses, including supporting victims/ survivors of sexual or interpersonal violence.
  • The Student Emergency Fund may be most useful if you have received treatment somewhere other than Campus Health Services or UNC Hospitals Emergency Department since the Survivor’s Assistance Fund (above) may otherwise cover expenses incurred through these providers.

  • GPSF Website
  • This resource is for graduate and postdocs.
  • GPSF assists graduate and professional students who are affected by unforeseen financial circumstances that could hinder their ability to complete their graduate career. Students are encouraged to apply concurrently to the Student Emergency Fund when applying to the GPSF Emergency Fund.

  • Employee Emergency Loan Program Website
  • This resource is for faculty and staff.
  • The Emergency Loan Program was established to provide University employees with an alternative to borrowing money for short-term emergency situations. There may be occasions when emergency circumstances, defined as unforeseen, unplanned and unavoidable events, demand immediate attention and require an employee to secure funds on short notice.
  • All requests for loans from the Emergency Loan Program will be kept confidential. No record of this loan is placed in the employee’s file unless problems are experienced regarding repayment of any loans.

  • North Carolina Crime Victims Compensation Services Website
  • This resource is for victims of crime committed in North Carolina
  • Victims Compensation Services and the Rape Victims Assistance Program reimburse citizens who suffer medical expenses and lost wages as a result of being an innocent victim of a crime committed in North Carolina, including rape, assault, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence.