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, medical crisis, etc.), which directly affect the student's ability to continue and be successful in school.


Cal State LA Emergency Grant Program

October 5, 2021 – Please Note: The emergency grant application is currently reserved for International Students only. Nearly all other currently enrolled students will be receiving HEERF III emergency aid which will be disbursed AUTOMATICALLY to them across the next few days – please DO NOT submit this application. Only international students need to complete this application to receive HEERF III emergency aid: Emergency Grant Application.


Cal State LA 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: Emergency Housing Application


Emergency Loans

Student Financial Services offers a 30-day loan of up to $250 to assist students with unexpected financial needs. More information about emergency loans.