Cal State LA offers financial and housing assistance to students who are facing an emergency situation or crisis.
Students can apply for a grant of up to $500 one time per semester through the Emergency Grant program. Funds are placed in student financial aid accounts and are subject to standard state and federal guidelines.
Financial Aid and Student Financial Services review applications, as well as each applicant’s financial resources, including financial aid package, loan eligibility, employment status, etc.
The Emergency Housing program provides temporary housing on campus for up to 14 days. Students can apply once per semester. Emergency housing requests are reviewed by the Director of Student Support in partnership with Housing and Residence Life, Financial Aid and Student Financial Services.
If emergency housing on campus is not the best option, the Director of Student Support will discuss area shelters and low-cost hotel voucher options with the student.
*Please note, the application for Emergency Grants and Emergency Housing is the same. Students can apply for one or both programs.
Student Financial Services offers a 30-day loan of up to $250 to assist students with unexpected financial needs. Student Financial Services will also refer students in need of additional support to the Office of the Dean of Students. Click here for more information about emergency loans.