Employee hardship fund now available

Published: July 15, 2022

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Thanks to the generosity of Auburn employees and supporters, eligible employees (staff, administrative and professional and faculty) who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to a qualifying life event can now apply for funding from the employee hardship fund.

What is the employee hardship fund?

The employee hardship fund provides financial support to eligible Auburn employees who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to a qualifying life event. It is funded entirely by voluntary charitable donations.

Who can apply for funding?

A full-time employee of Auburn University, with a minimum of one year of continuous service, can apply for funding. 

The applicant must not have any disciplinary actions that resulted from violating Auburn University's Personnel Policies and Procedures within the past 12 months.

How does an employee apply for funding?

Employees can apply by completing and submitting the employee hardship fund request form:

Financial records, billing statements and/or estimates should be submitted as supporting documentation with the application.

How does an employee contribute to the fund?

Any person or entity is eligible to donate to the Fund. Contributing to the fund is easy, and donors can make a one-time or ongoing gift. They can also share gift credit with or give in honor or memory of another person. 

Ways to Contribute

Additional information on the fund, including FAQs, the fund committee and exclusions, is available online. Employees can also contact Human Resources at 334-844-4145 or univhr@auburn.edu with any questions that are not addressed on the website.