Campus News

Unemployment benefits for student employees

The university has been advised that student employees who are not working may apply directly to the Georgia Department of Labor for unemployment.  The GA DOL will review and determine eligibility for state and/or federal unemployment benefits. UGA will verify with GA DOL that student employees have lost work due to the reduction of campus operations resulting from the COVID-19 Coronavirus public health emergency.

Visit the GA DOL website site or call 404-232-3180 (Atlanta office) for information on filing an unemployment benefits claim. As a reminder, the university is offering Emergency Funds and Financial Hardship Resources to assist UGA students during this time. Undergraduate students in need of emergency financial assistance should submit applications to the Undergraduate Student Emergency Fund, and graduate students to the Graduate Student Emergency Fund. Visit UGA’s Financial Hardship Resources website at for additional information.