Emergency Financial and Housing Assistance

Cal State LA offers financial and housing assistance to students who are facing an emergency situation or crisis.

*Please note: The application for Emergency Grants and Emergency Housing is the same. Students can apply for one or both programs.

Emergency Grants

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.

Click here for Emergency Grant Application.

Emergency Housing

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.

Click here for Emergency Housing Application.

*Please note: Emergency Housing is only available Fall and Spring Semesters.

Emergency Loans

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.