Emergency Financial and Housing Assistance
Cal State LA offers financial and housing assistance to students who are facing an emergency situation or crisis. This would include serious, unexpected circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g., death in family, accident, fire, sudden loss of housing or job, medical crisis, etc.), which directly affect the student's ability to continue and be successful in school.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Cal State LA Emergency Grant Program (Dean of Students Office)
Cal State LA's Emergency Grant Program allows for students who are experiencing a financial crisis due to serious, unexpected circumstances beyond their control to apply for up to $500 this semester in emergency grant funding. Funding for emergency grants is limited so priority will be given to students in the greatest need. Applicants may be requested to provide further details and/or documentation/verification of their circumstances. A review of the applicant's financial resources, including financial aid, may be part of the assessment of the student's application.
Students must be currently enrolled in at least 1 unit, and be matriculated in a bachelor’s or graduate degree program, or in a Credential program, to be eligible to apply.
We are grateful to ASI for their generous contribution to emergency grant funding.
California Emergency Grant Program (through Financial Aid)
PLEASE NOTE: This application is currently closed.
The California Emergency Grant Program is available to Cal State LA students who are struggling with a personal crisis or an emergency situation. This emergency grant opportunity is administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and it is not the same as the Cal State LA Emergency Grant Program administered by the Dean of Students Office. Students can apply for both emergency grants.
For funding consideration, all students are required to fill out an application directly via the Financial Aid and Scholarships website. To qualify, students must meet additional eligibility criteria. Click the button below for more information and to apply for the California Emergency Grant Program.
Student Financial Services offers a 30-day loan of up to $250 to assist students with unexpected financial needs. Click the button below for more information about emergency loans.
Emergency Housing Assistance
Emergency Housing Program
The Cal State LA Emergency Housing Program provides up to 14 days stay in campus housing for students who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. For more information and to apply for emergency housing, click the button below.