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 extenuating, unexpected, extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g. death in family, accident, fire, unexpected loss of housing, medical crisis, etc.), which directly affect their ability to continue and be successful in school.

Cal State LA Emergency Grant Program

Students can apply for up to $500 total in emergency grant funding per academic year. If approved, the funds are coordinated with the student’s Cal State LA financial aid award and are subject to standard state and federal financial aid guidelines.

The Emergency Grant Committee reviews applications, as well as each applicant’s financial resources, including financial aid package, loan eligibility, employment status, etc.

Note: Due to federal financial aid guidelines, Open University/PAGE students are not eligible to apply for an Emergency Grant.


Emergency Housing

The Emergency Housing Program provides temporary housing on campus for up to 14 days. Students may apply once per semester. Emergency housing requests are reviewed by staff of the Office of the Dean of Students in partnership with Housing and Residence Life, Financial Aid, and Student Financial Services.

If emergency housing on campus is not the best option, the Office of the Dean of Students will discuss other possible housing resources in the community.

Note: Emergency Housing is only available fall and spring Semesters (not available during winter break or the summer).


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. More information about emergency loans.