COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund

Some of the School of Architecture and Planning's most vulnerable students—those who rely on the university for food, income or housing—are experiencing significant hardship due to the current crisis. The School of Architecture and Planning's Student Emergency Fund helps to ensure these basic needs are met.  

Support our students

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Give today to the School's emergency fund and make an immediate, tangible impact on students in need.

Jeffrey LiPuma.

"On behalf of the entire faculty in real estate development, I encourage others to give what they can to support our students during this difficult time so that they can focus and excel academically."

- V. Jeffrey LiPuma, senior fellow and adjunct professor, real estate development

How to apply for assistance

Students in the School of Architecture and Planning are eligible to apply for one-time limited financial support. Funds are available to  meet unexpected needs that result from circumstances beyond the control of our students. The emergency fund is designated to offset short-term financial need related to COVID-19, and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid or scholarships. Award and distribution is subject to availability of funds.

Real Estate Development Student Assistance Fund

Specific support has been made available to students in the real estate development program due to the generous support of Jeffrey LiPuma on behalf of the school's entire real estate development faculty. These funds are targeted to students in the real estate development program. Please submit a request for assistance via the link below.

Funding criteria:

  • Students registered for full time study in the School of Architecture and Planning are eligible for funding.
  • Funding amounts range between $100 to $750 per person. 
  • New, unexpected expenditures that hinder students’ wellbeing, learning and/or progress toward graduation are allowable. Expenditures may be tied to food, housing, technology, Internet, medicine, unexpected transportation, and other emergency expenses.

NOTE: Financial support requests have now been centralized  through the university in order to better serve our students. The button below will take you to the necessary web site to apply. The deadline for requesting support is June 12, 2020.

Blue Table.

Through a partnership with the Student Association, UB offers Blue Table, a virtual food pantry service for UB students who do not have access to food.