University of Iowa Employee Hardship Fund


University of Iowa Family Services

University of Iowa Employee Hardship Fund

The University of Iowa UI Employee Assistance Program, in collaboration with UI Family Services, announces a new financial assistance program for eligible University of Iowa employees experiencing financial hardship. The UI Emergency Hardship Fund may support one-time costs, of up to $1000, related to an emergency event or crisis. Temporary financial hardship means a hardship event rather than a pre-existing financial concern or obligation. Funds are limited and all requests may not be approved even though there may be a clear need for assistance. Employees separating/separated from  employment at the University of Iowa are not eligible. Applications can be found on the website and will be submitted via UI workflow. A committee will review applications and respond within 2 weeks. Payments are considered taxable income and will be disbursed via check unless employee requests direct deposit. 


  • 50% or greater regular University of Iowa faculty and staff 
  • 6 months or more continuous employment 
  • Have an individual annual gross income of $50,000 (100% FTE) per year and under  
  • Have not received funds through the UI Hardship Fund in the past 5 years 

Please refer interested University of Iowa employees to for more information or with questions. 

Diana Kremzar, MPH, CHES
Director, Family Services 
University of Iowa