The emergency assistance program allows students the opportunity to access short term assistance in times of need. Potential assistance may be in the form of meal allotments, referrals, and other kinds of financial assistance. Student Care and Well Being would not be able to assist students without the support and compassion of our UA community. Below are a few of the resources established by members of the UA community to support students in need. Note: Student Care and Well Being emergency assistance is not eligible for use to pay tuition or student billing account.


CARES Act funds

Please see for information on funds available to UA students through the CARES Act.



Tide Together Student Support Fund

The Tide Together Student Support Fund, administered by Student Care and Well-Being, allows students the opportunity to access short term financial help in times of need. Currently, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this fund is being used to assist many students who may lack the financial resources needed to travel home, to find alternate housing arrangements, or to simply afford food. Some students may lack the technical and digital access to take classes online. Gifts to the Tide Together Student Support Fund are critical for supporting students in crisis, both now and in the future. While anyone can contribute to this fund, it was initially established by the Delta Mu chapter of Delta Delta Delta as an assistance program.

Please provide assistance to students impacted by COVID-19 by donating to the Tide Together Student Support Fund.

Tide Together Donation Form

Acts of Kindness – Student Emergency Relief Fund

The Acts of Kindness fund was established to provide appropriate relief to eligible students of The University of Alabama who experience a qualifying event or emergency.

SGA Need Based Scholarship

The purpose of the SGA Need Based Scholarship Fund is to provide financial relief for students with financial need so that they might continue their academic studies at the Capstone.


How to Apply for Assistance

Students in need of assistance should complete the application below. The information you provide in the application helps our staff determine the best way to assist you. For questions about this program contact us at 205-348-2461.

Apply for Assistance


School of Social Work Case Management Team

A team from the School of Social Work is available to help students locate additional support resources in the Tuscaloosa area or in your home community.  Team members are graduate level social work students, and they are supervised by a licensed social worker.  Please provide the requested information to be contacted by a member of the Case Management Team.

Connect with Case Managment Team