Student Financial Resource Center

Welcome to the Student Financial Resource Center (SFRC). The SFRC is here to provide students with access to public, community, and college resources. These are resources that will assist students with remaining in college and on track to complete their program of study.The SFRC will Educate, Connect and help students Navigate these resources to ensure support is provided in a timely and respectful manner.    

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COVID-19 Community Resources updates

Living in Charlottesville, Albemarle or surrounding counties and need support related to COVID-19? Visit or call the Community Resource Hotline at 434-234-4490 (M-F 9 to 5)* 

Free access to wifi via Xfinity hotspot. For more information on how to access.


  • Virginia Employment Commission: 
    If you are a worker who has been totally or partially separated from your job due to Coronavirus you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. For more information. 


  • Current SNAP Recipients ONLY!
    Virginia's SNAP Program to Issue Emergency Benefits Today (March 25th)
    Emergency benefits will be made available to Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants during the months of March and April, as part of a provision set forth by the Families First Coronavirus Responses Act of 2020. Under this provision, the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will issue the emergency benefits to any household not already receiving the maximum benefits. The emergency benefits will allow the household's current monthly allotment to increase to the maximum allotment for a household of that size.

  • PVCC Panther Pantry will be open Mon-Thur 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Students are asked to take only one prepackaged food bags to assure that all in need receive assistance.                                                                                                                                                  
  • Charlottesville City Schools Nutrition Department will be providing bagged breakfast and lunch at 10 sites during our school closure.
  • Each k-12 school division has developed their own plan to provide breakfast/lunch for students. Please visit their websites directly for more information. 
  • You can obtain information on local food pantries by visiting the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank website or visiting the PVCC Panther Pantry website.


  • Virginia Medicaid: Virginia Medicaid is supporting its members and taking action against COVID-19. Follow this link in English or Spanish for information.

Support Services

  • The Women's Initiative (Message from Director): As a primary provider of mental health care for our community, it is our goal to provide as much support as we safely can during the outbreak of Coronavirus/COVID-19. The Women’s Initiative is now moving to providing individual counseling through telehealth and other programming virtually. This goes into effect today, Monday, March 16, through at least Monday, April 6. Clients currently in counseling can contact their therapist or our Client Support Specialist at (434) 872-0047 to create a temporary telehealth plan.  For more information.                                                                                                    
  • Shelter for Help and Emergency: (434) 293- 8509 if you are in an unsafe domestic situation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Region Ten Emergency Services Hotline: (434) 972-1800 or text 741741 if you are struggling emotionally or are experiencing a mental health crisis.                                                                                                                                                                                                  


  • Charlottesville Area Transit: As of March 18th, 2020 CAT has implemented FREE FARE and is asking riders to enter and exit buses using the back doors only. Passengers with mobility and accessibility requirements will still be allowed to board at the front. Hours have been reduced to Monday to Saturday with no service on Sunday.  


  • Dominion Energy: “We have suspended all service disconnections for nonpayment at this time. Learn about what we are doing in response to the coronavirus.”
  • Xfinity: Comcast Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households                                                                                                          

Please continue to check back for more updates on resources

Services offered at Resource Center

  • Financial Workshops
  • Book Voucher
  • Emergency Funding
  • Budgeting assistance
  • Childcare funding and provider options
  • Transportation resources
  • Assistance with Submitting applications for state and federal benefits (SNAP, Medicaid)
  • Referrals to community resources (ex. United Way, SARA)
  • Counseling referrals
  • Healthcare options
  • Case Management services
  • Funding options for college related expenses

Other services available in the center

Need assistance? Click link and complete intake form.

Financial Workshops

Coming soon! A list of Fall 2020 Financial Workshops. 

Pantry Services

Panther Food Pantry : Provides nutritious food options twice a month to PVCC students. For more information and to access these services please click the link.

Panther Snack Pantry: Have you tried taking a test on an empty stomach or maybe you got off work late so you didn't have time to grab dinner before class. The new Snack Pantry has been created to assist in these situations. Stop by the SFRC and pick up a granola bar, trail mix, fruit, and other items.

Panther Clothing Closet : The clothing closet provides no-cost clothing and shoes for PVCC students.

PVCC will host its annual pop-up "Panther Boutique" in March to help students prepare for the PVCC Job Fair.  Donations for this event will be accepted the entire month of March. Please contact the SFRC for more information on how to make a clothing donation.

Community Resources

Low-cost/free healthcare options

Financial Assistance offered at University of Virginia Hospital and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital 

2-1-1 Virginia Food, Housing, Mental Health Services, etc.

Virginia 211 is a resource for all residents of Virginia that provides information on basic needs: food, housing, mental health services, and more. Individuals who are seeking these services may obtain access to these services three ways:

  1. Look online at You can search for resources based on your where you live.
  2. Call 2-1-1 hotline, where you can obtain information 24 hours a day.
  3. Contact the Student Financial Resource Center for additional support

New Health Coverage For Adults

If you applied for Medicaid in the past and were denied, you may now be eligible. Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2019 For more information about the new coverage, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit Cover Virginia

To apply for state benefits go to Common Help.

Resource Manual

*if you have questions about information on the resource guides, please visit or contact the SFRC.*

SFRC Advisory Board Members

Andre Luck
Kristin Holt
Kelly Farnsworth
Rebecca Payton
Brittney Daniels
Kristen Wentland
Rebecca Parkhill
Amanda Key

Community Partners and Supporters

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital 
Common Grounds
Women’s Initiative
Virginia Department of Social Services
Community Bikes
United Way
America’s Best
Brooks Family YMCA
The Haven/PACEM
UVA Credit Union
Anthem Healthkeepers Plus
Cavalier Crossings
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Loaves and Fish
Nelson Food Bank
Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Ready Kids
Literacy Volunteers
Virginia Credit Union