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 may apply for emergency grant funding of up to $500 per school year. This funding is limited - only students who have experienced serious, unexpected circumstances beyond their control which have resulted in financial crisis negatively impacting their schooling can be considered.

Apply: Cal State LA Emergency Grant


Emergency Housing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer emergency housing services on-campus at this time. If you need housing assistance, please request an appointment with Office of the Dean of Students to discuss potential alternative resources: [email protected].  


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.