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Web site highlights programs that help U-M community
during downturn

More information on programs and resources to help weather the tough economy >

In recognition that members of the campus community may need extra help in these tough economic times, a number of programs and resources have been established in recent months.

Information on these and a number of existing resources helpful to faculty, staff and students facing financial hardship now can be found together on a new Web site.

From an Emergency Hardship Program that provides assistance for staff and faculty members and various student emergency funds, to foreclosure assistance from legal experts and numerous job search services, U-M is leveraging its top experts to provide resources that can help members of the community weather the economic crisis.

Information available on the site,, focuses on financial aid, services for non-traditional students, retirement investing and career development.

Programs include:

• Emergency Hardship Program

• Office of Financial Aid, special outreach to students

• UM-Dearborn special emergency fund

• Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Fund

Center for the Education of Women grants

• The Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Program

• Retirement investing seminars

• Career Center

• Alumni Association

Ongoing services include:

• Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

• Career Development Services

Work/Life Resource Center

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