Mental Health Off-campus Services Grant

With funding from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund, the UNC System has distributed funds to campuses so that they can provide funding to students who have financial need and need to access off-campus mental health care that they may not be able to afford.


The applicant must:

  • Have been enrolled as an ECU student at some point during the semester in which support is sought.
  • Use off-campus referral sources that are licensed to practice mental health care in North Carolina or the state from which services are sought.
  • Have permission from parents for treatment if the student is under age 18.

Application Process

  • The application must be completed by the student or by a 3rd party on behalf/with consent of   the student such as a friend or family member using the fund link.

Mental Health Off-campus Services Grant Fund Link

  • Students applying for this funding must sign a Release of Information Authorization allowing the provider/agency to send invoices to the ECU Center for Counseling and Student Development.

Fund Guidelines

  • Applicants may receive up to $1000 per academic year. Additional requests will be reviewed/approved on a case-by-case basis.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.
  • Scope of services may range from crisis to routine follow-ups. Services may include hospitalization, intensive out-patient treatment, testing, psychiatric evaluation/treatment, counseling, assessment, and specialized mental health care. Requests can be made for co-pays, and co-insurance.
  • Funds will not be distributed directly to students. All approved payments will be made directly to mental health providers/agencies.
  • Related bills/receipts/invoices should be emailed to or mailed to the ECU Center for Counseling and Student Development at 1000 E. 5th St., Mail Stop 411, Greenville, NC 27858.
  • After the application and related bills/receipts/invoices are received financial awards will be distributed directly to the off-campus service provider.
  • ECU/CCSD does not endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any services offered by a third-party and are not responsible for any mental health care services between the applicant student and the provider/referral.
  • ECU/CCSD is not responsible for any late payment fees, penalties, or other fees incurred in the payment for services, even if the funding for the payment is approved through this program and the student application is approved. Any additional fees, including any late payment costs and expenses incurred are the responsibility of the student.