Hoo Needs Help

Welcome to Hoo Needs Help – a resource page for students who may be experiencing emergency needs to provide a bridge through a difficult time.

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Emergency Funding

We understand life can be unpredictable. Unexpected costs and needs can cause significant stress and impact your academic success and personal wellbeing. Hoo Needs Help exists to support students who need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses. These may be expenses related to situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage, food insecurity, or need for temporary housing.

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Cavalier Fund

Through the generous support of UVA alumni and friends, the Cavalier Opportunity Fund was established to provide undergraduate Federal Pell Grant recipients with a grant-based resource for participation in co-curricular activities that significantly enhance a student’s educational experience.

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Food Insecurity

Many UVA students find themselves having to choose between affording tuition and daily essentials. If this is your experience, we're here to help. Get the healthy food and hygiene products you need, anonymously and free of charge, at food pantries on and off Grounds.

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Student Council Support and Access Services

The Support and Access Services branch of Student Council is charged with the management and establishment of direct service providers for students, including: accommodations access, subsidized mental health treatment, emergency no-strings-attached grants, legal services, textbook access, and more.