Visit Health Watch for COVID-19 updates. Find Employee Return to Campus and Student Return to Campus information.
Emergency Notification

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)


PLEASE NOTE: The Cal State LA Emergency Grant Program is currently on pause while new funding and program structure are being finalized. You may check back here for updates.


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.

Emergency Loans

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 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.

Emergency Housing Application