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
Please Note: The Emergency Grant Program is currently paused and will be reopened at the beginning of the Spring semester.
Cal State LA's Emergency Grant Program allows for students who are experiencing 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.
Student's 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.
We are grateful to ASI for their generous contribution to emergency grant funding.
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.
Student Financial Services offers a 30-day loan of up to $250 to assist students with unexpected financial needs. More information about emergency loans.